Skip to comments.Valpo sixth-grader handcuffed over spilled milk (misleading headline alert)
Posted on 04/16/2011 11:50:43 AM PDT by Former Fetus
VALPARAISO A 12-year-old faces two counts of resisting law enforcement for his alleged actions when he refused to clean up spilled milk in the Ben Franklin Middle School cafeteria.
A police officer was helping supervise the lunch period on Tuesday, because both the principal and assistant principal were in a meeting, and the boy got into a confrontation with a school staff member.
After refusing to wipe up the mess, according to the police report, the sixth-grader refused to sit and wait for the other students to return to class so the staff member could deal with him individually.
He then allegedly ran away through hallways and the kitchen when the police officer attempted to escort him to the principals office.
Once caught, he fought and kicked the officer in attempts to get away and eventually was put in handcuffs.
The student was released to a parent.
A police officer was helping supervise the lunch period on Tuesday
Maybe the boy read about how milk is now classified as a toxic substance by the EPA and a milk spill needs to be treated like a haz-mat situation. The boy was only running away from the officer to call in a haz-mat team before some one was contaminated, maimed, or possibly died!
One day that cop is going to bag one of the little buggers, and they won’t try that stuff again!
The article says that “both the principal and assistant principal were in a meeting”. I agree that a police officer should not be supervising the lunch period, but I’ll bet he was the “resource officer” for the school. To me, the problem is less that he was there during lunch, as much as that he had to be at school at all! I don’t know how the schools are where you live, but in my county even elementary schools have police officers working there, daily. That’s why, no matter the sacrifice, my children have gone to private schools!
I wonder if it has ever occurred to the parents, school board, community, or the legislators that the resource officer has a cap placed on his IQ at 95. This number is at least 10 years old it is probably down to 90 by now.
Nothing a little well placed corporal punishment couldn’t handle.
Spare the rod, spoil the child....
Screw the handcuffs, get a big paddle!!!
They should have tased him, handcuffed him, pepper-sprayed him, then beat him with a night stick.
That’ll teach ‘em.
Cheaper by far, to apply the Board of Education (shaved flat bat, complete with holes).