LaCi - posted on 03/27/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
When I was in middle/high school which wasn't THAT long ago, the school tended to deal with behavior with their own punishments and parental involvement.
A couple years ago I worked in a juvenile detention center and I was pretty shocked when kids would be handcuffed and imprisoned because of a fight, whether it was them instigating the fight or them defending themselves. In my day, the teachers or principal would have simply broken up the fight and dealt with the students involved themselves, whether it be suspension or expulsion, on a case by case basis. The fact that kids in my area are now being sent to jail, even if they were defending themselves from another student attacking them, i just absolutely amazing to me..
What do you think about the way schools are handling misbehavior?
Although I agree with students being arrested under some circumstances, I would outraged if someone attacked my son and he was sent to jail for trying to defend himself.