Where would we be if it weren’t for our alert and quick-thinking educators? Who else would have the presence of mind to wrest deadly gun-shaped pizza slices from the hands of 10-year-old psychopaths or confiscate two-inch plastic rilfes?
Or, in the most recent case, recognize that a 6-year-old brushing up against another during recess is a pervert deserving of the most severe punishment? That is what a northern California father maintains happened to his son during a game of tag. CBS San Francisco reports:
The parent, who asked only to be identified as Oswin, said his son was accused of brushing his best friend’s leg or groin while the two were playing on the playground at Lupine Hills Elementary in Hercules two months ago.
The article goes on to note that the child was detained in the principal’s office for two hours. Ultimately he confessed—and was suspended. In addition, a sexual battery charge was added to his permanent record.
But when Oswin and his wife lawyered up, the school was forced to back down. Marin Trujillo, a spokesman for the West Contra Costa Unified School District, which includes Hercules, issued a statement that reads in part:
There was an investigation about that incident… Under education code we cannot charge a child with sexual battery. The record of that child was corrected.
So not only did the school administration err once in branding a first grader as a sexual deviant but again in failing to apply its own code of conduct.
Again I ask, where would we be if it weren’t for our alert and quick-thinking educators?
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