Friday, March 04, 2005

Maybe he just needs a hug...

or a stern talking to.

From the AP Wire:
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Police arrested an 8-year-old boy who allegedly had a violent outburst in school, head-butting his teacher and kicking an assistant principal, when he was told he couldn't go outside to play with other students.

The 4-foot pupil was led away from Rawls Byrd Elementary School in handcuffs Tuesday and charged with disorderly conduct and assault and battery.

"It's not something that happens every day," Maj. Stan Stout said of what could be the department's youngest arrest ever.

Stout said the chair-tossing, desk-turning outburst occurred after a teacher, and later the assistant principal, attempted to stop the boy from joining his classmates.

The child was later released to his parents.

Apparently these cops have nothing better to do, I wonder if they at least tried to scare the kid first before placing the cuffs on him. Meanwhile, how the hell are the parents raising this kid?

It's because of stories like this, that I don't necessarily agree with stances like those of my friend Deni. Though now that I think about it, it may be that this is exactly how the kid mentioned above was raised.

It's not that I'm for child abuse in the forms he describes, I just want to differentiate between it and the need for discipline. It doesn't have to end with physical contact, but if it's used sparingly, it can be an effective tool.

I'm fairly positive that this is what Foxx was talking about.

I mean, how do you solve a problem like this fucking brat? (Funny commercial, btb.) And, no, spanking him in the store is not the right answer.


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