8-Year-Old Child Arrested After Throwing a Fit at School

Posted by: §intå×

8-Year-Old Child Arrested After Throwing a Fit at School - 03/07/05 01:37 AM

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - An unidentified 8 year old boy was arrested for disorderly conduct and assault after head butting his teacher and kicking another school staff member on Tuesday. Police hauled off the child in handcuffs following the incident.

Police department Maj. Stan Stout stated that, "It's not something that happens every day." when asked about the incident.

Stout said the child was tossing chairs and turning over desks during his outburst when his teacher and assistant principal tried to keep the boy from joining his classmates.

The child was later released to his parents.

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Posted by: §intå×

Re: 8-Year-Old Child Arrested After Throwing a Fit at School - 03/07/05 01:38 AM

Okay... 8 years old. You have to call the cops? You arrest an 8 year old? How about call the parents first.
Posted by: Girlie

Re: 8-Year-Old Child Arrested After Throwing a Fit at School - 03/07/05 01:52 AM

My brother got arrested in kindergarden for throwing a desk. :p
Posted by: Furious George

Re: 8-Year-Old Child Arrested After Throwing a Fit at School - 03/07/05 05:07 AM

this is how you develop your gangsta attitude young. get arrested by age 8 for kicking someone in the shins, become incarcerated at 13 for being late 10 times in a semester, and later on get sent to maximum security prison for jay walking.
Posted by: IceMyst

Re: 8-Year-Old Child Arrested After Throwing a Fit at School - 03/07/05 06:25 AM

This truly is a sad day when a child gets haled away in hancuffs... I'm just glad I grew up in a hick town or I would have been in juvie at age 6 for all the people I beat up
Posted by: Digital Geek

Re: 8-Year-Old Child Arrested After Throwing a Fit at School - 03/07/05 07:22 PM

You can blame the teachers for calling the cops, or the cops for using handcuffs (although I belive they were used to keep him from injuring himself more then others) but how about their parents ?! They should be the ones responsible for the actions of their son.

just a thought.
Posted by: xacex

Re: 8-Year-Old Child Arrested After Throwing a Fit at School - 03/08/05 05:52 AM

They should be, but no one points the fingers at parents anymore. It's either the music the child listens to, or violent television, etc...

But think about it this way, if the teacher would have disciplined the student in any way the parents could have sued the school for it.
Posted by: pergesu

Re: 8-Year-Old Child Arrested After Throwing a Fit at School - 03/09/05 10:09 AM

That's crazy. I'm 19 and not a cop, and I know I could beat down any little 8 year-old. No need for handcuffs, just sit on the kid.

This reminds me of somethin a friend was tellin me today. Some 13 year-old was driving a car that had been reported as stolen...got pulled over by a highway patrol officer and ended up with 10 bullets in his back (the kid). Hopefully I can find the article.
Posted by: Girlie

Re: 8-Year-Old Child Arrested After Throwing a Fit at School - 03/09/05 12:33 PM

what? please do find that article, I'd be interested in reading it...
Posted by: pergesu

Re: 8-Year-Old Child Arrested After Throwing a Fit at School - 03/11/05 06:21 PM

Here's the best one I could find. Kid's name is Devin Brown, you can search for more info if you want.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/4175436/detail.html
Posted by: §intå×

Re: 8-Year-Old Child Arrested After Throwing a Fit at School - 03/14/05 11:09 PM

The child was released to the parents... Here is an idea. Call the parents before the cops. He is 8 for christ sakes.
Posted by: EndGame

Re: 8-Year-Old Child Arrested After Throwing a Fit at School - 04/14/05 01:01 PM

bring back corporal-punishment then ey?
all teachers are to attend martial arts classes before being issued their diplomas...
Posted by: §intå×

Re: 8-Year-Old Child Arrested After Throwing a Fit at School - 04/14/05 07:41 PM

This is old, but since it is back up top....


Fear our children, they are ruining the very fabrick of our social structure. Lock them away. They are the ones that are the problem... Umm wait a sec, they learn from us. Oh snap, maybe they just need better guidance and role modles. Maybe before we call the cops and wash our hands of an issue we have become too lazy to deal with... Maybe, *gasp* we should try to guide, tech, speak to these future adults. Maybe we can tech these little people how to properly conduct them selves. Maybe we do not have to call the police on a 4 foot tall 50 lbs child. Maybe we can tech them reasoning and how to conduct them selves before we call the forceful scary police.

Schools are there to teach children. What was the lesson here. Grant it it is not thier job to raise our children, but any techer who calls the cops on an 8 year old, maybe an elemetery school teacher is not the ideal job for her. Children act out when they are disstresed. Maybe mom and dad are divorcing, maybe he saw mom and dad fight or daddy hit mommy that morning. I think here is how I would have handled the situation.

1.) call the office to either take the child out of class or watch my class while I did.

2.) Once child is removed to quite calmer enviroment *gasp* try talking to them. Things like, are you upset, do you know you can get in big trouble for acting that way? You hurt me, why did you do that?

3.) Give the child some crayons and a piece of paper. You would be surprised at what you can learn about what is going on with them from this little thing.

4.) call parents and explain I think the child needs to go home today and I am worried about what happened. I would like a parent teach confference to disscuss what happened and what we can do to stop future episodes.

5.) See the school nurse to see if the child might be reacting to an allergy or if child maybe needs to be on meds.


Any of these things could have been done before the child was turned over to the cops, and before a stranger struck the child in anger.