Another autistic boy gets arrested. (link below).
Of course when you do something wrong there should be discipline involved. Like it or not if work with children with disabilities you do run the risk of being injured.
Is it wrong? You bet.
Is it fair? No!
Last time I check...life's not fair.
I'll bet good money the teacher was under 50. (I hate to say I wish all the people my kids interacted with were at least at the half century mark...well except for me of course.)
Folks under 50 are generally quick to dismiss something if it gets hard...children included. We are so easily "offended" if our "boundaries" are crossed. Without the use of universal corporal punishment are hands are tied so we have a tendency to jump ship when things aren't easy. (I do have to say I could never spank anyone kids but my own...but I will send a kid in the corner if needed.) Most teachers, children workers, and daycare providers under 50 don't even do that. If a child isn't behaving properly...we quickly send them to the "authority" whether that's the parents or the police. I don't think the police should be involved unless a REAL crime was committed. (Sorry...I don't think this was a REAL crime...if you do stop reading my blog...I don't want you here.)
Sometimes I think the real crime is with lazy adults who only want to deal with children if they perceive everything will go smoothly. If you're going to accept the hazard pay you get when working with behaviorally challenged students...suck it up. Although you grew up in a late 70s/80s/90s ever increasing homogeneous society just remember all kids aren't the same.
This is a bad as the 6 year old who was suspended for kissing on the school bus.
Just another reason why I don't watch the nightly news.
Autistic boy gets arrested.