A 13-year-old Albuquerque, N.M. boy is handcuffed and taken from his school room to a juvenile detention facility for the “crime” of burping in PE class. On another occasion, the same kid was forced to strip down to his underwear while five adults watched after he was accused of selling pot to another student. No pot was found.
Another seven year old autistic Albuquerque child is handcuffed to a chair after he became agitated in class despite the fact that New Mexico law prohibits officers and school officials from restraining children under 11.
An 11-year-old Colorado sixth-grader is handcuffed and taken to a holding facility at her school for being rude to the assistant principal. When the administrator tried to question the kid about why she was walking in the hallway during lunch she reportedly "turned and walked away saying, 'I don't have time for this." The local County Sheriff's Office claims that handcuffing students in such a manner is standard procedure.
An Atlanta Georgia seventh-grade middle school student is humiliated and traumatized when he’s brought to a vice Principal's office and forced to strip in front of classmates who said he had marijuana. Now those same classmates taunt him mercilessly calling him Superman because of the underwear he was wearing during the strip search. No drugs were found.
A 9-year-old North Carolina boy is suspended at his elementary school for engaging in “sexual harassment” after commenting to another student that his teacher was “cute.”
A Massachusetts first-grader is suspended for “sexual harassment” after he hit another kid in the groin while defending himself in a scuffle during which he was being choked.
A private New Mexico high school will soon begin conducting random drug tests of its students in a move to curb drug use. "The random drug test isn’t intended to target or punish anyone; our goal is to support our students by, hopefully, preventing them from developing drug habits that can affect their health, safety, intellectual development, and athletic performance,” say school officials.
“Implementing a random drug testing program will give our students an easy excuse to say ‘no’ when their peers pressure them to experiment.” “We are trying to be proactive. We don’t want to stick our heads in the sand,” explained the Principal. “This will build up student’s refusal skills.”
The school plans to hold a "lottery" in which 10 to 15 percent of the student body will be selected to have hair samples sent to a California lab to be tested for marijuana, opiates, PCP, and methamphetamine. Students who test positive will get 90 days before a second test will be taken. If they fail again they will be kicked out of the school.
Many public schools in the United States are now drug testing all students who want to participate in athletics or extracurricular activities.
In Detroit, Michigan, a 14-year-old public middle school student is forcibly administered four vaccinations without her mother's permission. 'They gave me shots, and they took blood, and they took urine," explained the child to her mother when she came home from school with an envelope.
School officials just pulled the hapless kid out of class while Health System nurses gave her vaccinations for hepatitis A, seasonal influenza, meningitis, and HPV (Gardasil), despite her parent’s previously-stated opposition in writing to her daughter receiving medical treatments from the school.
All young school children in West Virginia and in Mississippi are mandated to receive multiple vaccines, including vaccination against a sexually-transmitted disease (hepatitis B) prior to being allowed to attend daycare, Head Start, or public or private school.
The parents of a seven-year-old Vermont girl who died in December 2011, just four days after receiving a flu vaccine, have retained New York attorney Patricia Finn to represent them. For her efforts in representing a parent’s rights group, Ms. Finn was served with papers, threatening to strip her of her license to practice law.
“I am being ordered to disclose the names of people I represent who do not vaccinate their children. I refuse. If it takes my license to get attention to this issue, then so be it. I’ve done nothing wrong,” says Ms. Finn.
A Texas school district has filed a complaint alleging that students from a rival school engaged in racism by chanting “USA, USA” at a basketball game. The students involved in the incident were reprimanded and forced to apologize to the defeated team whose members are predominantly Hispanic. The school now faces a whole range of possible sanctions — from probation to suspensions.
According to local news accounts, the chanting lasted about five seconds before the head coach ordered the students to stop. The school district’s athletic director told a newspaper that the chant cannot be ignored. “Our community is fed up,” he said. “It’s really frustrating that kids work so hard to get to this level and there’s another group of kids degrading them.”
“That might be chanted at international soccer games,” chirped another school official. “But this is not a chant that these students chant at all of their basketball games. It was selective.” “We just hope that people know that that’s not who we are and we’re not going to let it happen again.”
Let’s see; I absolutely hate that “USA, USA” chant, no matter when or where it is performed. It makes my skin crawl. But I also absolutely care about the First Amendment of the United States Constitution which supposedly guarantees freedom of speech. If school administrators have their way, innocent speech will be punished if and when it is arbitrarily deemed “selective.”
School houses in America are no longer places where children are educated. They’ve become penitentiaries where kids are forced to attend and parents have no say in regard to what is done with them while they are there; even when they aren’t there. The Bill of Rights is ignored when it comes to kids at school.
These are prisons where child prepubescent inmates are handcuffed for the “crimes” of being children; handcuffed and detained for being “rude;” forced to strip in front of classmates and administrators so they can be searched on suspicion instead of probable cause; punished for expressing opinions deemed inappropriate by their jailers; for defending themselves against bullies; and for simply behaving like the young children they are.
Somehow, school officials in the 21st century have come to the idea that they have the right to take their charges blood; test their bodies for evidence of behavior at home; vaccinate them against the will of their parents; monitor their speech, morals and manners as they see fit; and deal with them as they like without the nuisance of constitutional restrictions getting in their way.
School kids aren’t convicted criminals serving hard time. So what makes these school officials think they have such unbridled power over them, not to mention their parents as well?
The United States of America has become a police state; that’s what.