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19 Things that School Children are Being Arrested for in America

moonbaby 2012/05/12 21:12:01

#1 At one public school in Texas, a 12-year-old girl named Sarah Bustamantes was recently arrested for spraying herself with perfume.

#2 A 13-year-old student at a school in Albuquerque, New Mexico was recently arrested by police for burping in class.

#3 Another student in Albuquerque was forced to strip down to his underwear while five adults watched because he had $200 in his pocket. The student was never formally charged with doing anything wrong.

#4 A security guard at one school in California broke the arm of a 16-year-old girl because she left some crumbs on the floor after cleaning up some cake that she had spilled.

#5 One teenage couple in Houston poured milk on each other during a squabble while they were breaking up. Instead of being sent to see the principal, they were arrested and sent to court.

#6 In early 2010, a 12-year-old girl at a school in Forest Hills, New York was arrested by police and marched out of her school in handcuffs just because she doodled on her desk. “I love my friends Abby and Faith” was what she reportedly scribbled on her desk.

#7 A 6-year-old girl in Florida was handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school.

#8 One student in Texas was reportedly arrested by police for throwing paper airplanes in class.

#9 A 17-year-old honor student in North Carolina named Ashley Smithwick accidentally took her father’s lunch with her to school. It contained a small paring knife which he would use to slice up apples. So what happened to this standout student when the school discovered this? The school suspended her for the rest of the year and the police charged her with a misdemeanor.

#10 In Allentown, Pennsylvania a 14-year-old girl was tasered in the groin area by a school security officer even though she had put up her hands in the air to surrender.

#11 In Florida, an 11-year-old student was arrested, thrown in jail and charged with a third-degree felony for bringing a plastic butter knife to school.

#12 Back in 2009, an 8-year-old boy in Massachusetts was sent home from school and was forced to undergo a psychological evaluation because he drew a picture of Jesus on the cross.

#13 A police officer in San Mateo, California blasted a 7-year-old special education student in the face with pepper spray because he would not quit climbing on the furniture.

#14 In America today, even 5-year-old children are treated brutally by police. The following is from a recent article that described what happened to one very young student in Stockton, California a while back….

“Earlier this year, a Stockton student was handcuffed with zip ties on his hands and feet, forced to go to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and was charged with battery on a police officer. That student was 5 years old.”

#15 At one school in Connecticut, a 17-year-old boy was thrown to the floor and tasered five times because he was yelling at a cafeteria worker.

#16 A teenager in suburban Dallas was forced to take on a part-time job after being ticketed for using foul language in one high school classroom. The original ticket was for $340, but additional fees have raised the total bill to $637.

#17 A few months ago, police were called out when a little girl kissed a little boy during a physical education class at an elementary school in Florida.

#18 A 6-year-old boy was recently charged with sexual battery for some “inappropriate touching” during a game of tag at one elementary school in the San Francisco area.

#19 In Massachusetts, police were recently sent out to collect an overdue library book from a 5-year-old girl.

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  • Cookie Monster 2013/02/13 02:48:31
  • JCD aka "biz" 2012/09/16 14:28:30
    JCD aka "biz"
    Every country has their own problems (I'm French) but this really sounds weird.
  • patricia purdy 2012/08/12 22:59:49
  • Matthew 2012/07/21 03:55:59
    Matthew
    My school has a rule in how short boys and girls can wear their skirts and shorts because girls are wearing them at inappropriate lengths when out of a month before the rule I saw ONE girl only ONE wear the shorts up to their thigh area I mean with inappropriate lengths I mean really and they have a rule where your shirt cannot be a size below what size you are because it turns boys on when you are showing skin in inappropriate places I mean WTF STOP MAKING UP RULES
  • vetogod 2012/06/20 10:22:29
    vetogod
    +1
    damn these are stupid why are kids being arrested when there are burglaries and more serious things for the cops to look out for i mean ever stop to think hey while this kid is being arrested a home could be broken into or some one who actually needs to be arrested might be raping some one damn has the police stooped down a notch or what?
  • beach bum 2012/06/20 08:39:07
    beach bum
    my old school had a rule no girls could wear red shoes and especially high heels cause it turned on the boyz...man wtf?
  • Terry McGinnis 2012/06/20 08:04:29
  • wtxwoman 2012/06/20 07:12:28
    wtxwoman
    The only thing that will stop this stupid madness is the parents of the students.
  • Andy 2012/06/20 04:05:39
    Andy
    While we don't know all the details of each case... MOST NORMAL PEOPLE would conclude that this is Over the Top behavior by the police and school administration
  • Reggie☮ 2012/06/20 04:03:33
    Reggie☮
    Control over everybody and everything or you'll be arrested. It's coming! Don't just sit there! Do something NOW!!!!
  • ajracestables1 2012/06/20 04:02:52
    ajracestables1
    If all of that is as it sounds then it is rediculus and I am suprised that the parents are not bringing lawsuits against these morons.
  • PaulBot415 2012/06/20 02:56:53
  • Cierra 2012/06/20 02:14:06
    Cierra
    THIS IS SO STUPID!!!!!! I'm seriously at a loss for words. And I thought my school was lame. At least we didn't get in trouble for any of this. Maybe got detention, but the cops were never called. This is a load of bullocks!!!
  • Odinsown 2012/06/20 00:23:49
    Odinsown
    +1
    This is what happens when you implement zero tolerance policies. It really is ridiculous.
  • NarcolepticGoat 2012/06/19 23:19:22
    NarcolepticGoat
    +3
    Zero Tolerance means zero thought. It apparently sometimes means zero capacity for thought, and zero ethics.
  • Solomonster 2012/06/19 23:02:23
    Solomonster
    +4
    Welcome to the police state!
    Where you are not allowed to spank your own child for reasons of which you see fit.
    But the police can cuff, taser, & pepper spray your children without repercussion.
    NOW GET BACK IN LINE, KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN, & GO ABOUT YOUR DAY!
  • Frank 2012/06/19 23:01:17
    Frank
    +1
    Comunism is not far away....
  • Terry M... Frank 2012/06/20 08:06:32
    Terry McGinnis
    +1
    ...anarchy (pandemonium) shall soon follow
  • patrici... Terry M... 2012/08/12 23:06:07
    patricia purdy
    +1
    Lets hope so,and you can get rid of a few pigs
  • patrici... Frank 2012/08/12 23:04:07
    patricia purdy
    +4
    Communism In the USA hahahahahahahah I think you mean Fascism
  • ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠ 2012/06/19 22:46:16
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    +2
    We've become everything we hate. In trying to destroy communism, fascism and terrorism, we have adopted the worst parts of all three without even realizing it....
    police state
  • KarenInKenoshaWisconsin 2012/06/19 22:40:47
    KarenInKenoshaWisconsin
    +3
    Thanks to Zero Tolerance

    Who invented zero tolerance
    Deserves eternal fame.
    With a few strokes of a pen
    He made every case the same. An Uzi on a student’s arm,
    A nail file in a purse,
    Neither one is tolerable,
    And neither one is worse — By rules of zero tolerance,
    Where judgment’s of no use,
    Where weighing circumstances
    Is a form of mind abuse. So thanks to zero tolerance,
    There’s equal punishment instead
    Of all the tiresome effort
    Of trying to use one’s head.

    by Dominic Martia
    http://www.youthrights.org/re...
  • John Galt jr or Ron/jon 2012/06/19 13:46:07
  • Brosia 2012/06/10 04:08:59
  • unseen 2012/05/17 23:42:46
    unseen
    UNEXCEPTABLE
    1/2 of thies are for little things
    they shouldnt be throwin in jail
  • Tinkerbell 2012/05/15 18:22:07
    Tinkerbell
    +2
    Some of these "crimes" are a waste of police time. Should'nt they be out catching real criminals?? Not arresting 5 year olds.
  • Terry M... Tinkerbell 2012/06/20 08:10:32
    Terry McGinnis
    in the cops eyes, everyone is a criminal waiting to be caught...pure fascism
  • darwolf 2012/05/14 21:47:41
    darwolf
    +1
    Ridiculous
  • Raithere 2012/05/14 15:52:59
    Raithere
    While I agree that some of this is outrageous and all of it is absurd, parents have to take the blame for a lot of this.

    The reason that it has become commonplace for the police to become involved with incidents involving children is that teachers and schools are being sued left and right for just about everything. A teacher or administrator dare not lay a hand on a child or they will be sued. Schools are even being sued for suspending or expelling children for cheating and disruptive behavior. Therefore the authorities are called in if they aren't already present in the school.
  • Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of ... 2012/05/13 21:05:05
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +5
    Not surprised; when I was in NJ, some kids were arrested because of a mini food fight.

    food fight
  • Yuki ~ ♦Lion King of PHÆT♦ 2012/05/13 20:47:17
    Yuki ~ ♦Lion King of PHÆT♦
    +5
    This is disturbing.
  • Melizmatic Yuki ~ ... 2012/05/13 23:12:54
    Melizmatic
    +5
    Very.

    It speaks to laziness and severe overreaction on the part of educators and police officers.
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2012/05/13 19:16:51
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +2
    That's ridiculous...
  • JanHopkins 2012/05/13 17:16:59
    JanHopkins
    +1
    OMG! I would probably have been serving a life sentence if I had to go to school nowdays.
  • none 2012/05/13 15:23:09
    none
    +1
    When will the stupidity end?
  • Cierra none 2012/06/20 02:17:33
    Cierra
    Never. This world is full of it. But this is surely what you call ignorance at it's best.
  • U-Dog 2012/05/13 15:20:03 (edited)
    U-Dog
    +1
    You know you're in trouble when guys like this start to look like the smartest and wisest people left in the country.
    street bum end is near
  • relic U-Dog 2012/06/19 22:52:27
    relic
    That looks like algore.
  • La 2012/05/13 03:54:53
    La
    +3
    Dear America, you have well and truly let the terrorists win. You can stop now.
  • Melizmatic La 2012/05/13 23:14:37
    Melizmatic
    +1
    Dear Australia, your country is hardly perfect either.

    aborigine abuse

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