Skip to comments.Handcuffed-kids discrimination suit dismissed against Westerville school employees
Posted on 09/13/2013 10:45:53 AM PDT by kevcol
Two Westerville school-district employees did not discriminate against two youngsters who were handcuffed by police after a 2011 school-bus incident, a federal judge has concluded.
Tonya Mitchell had sued bus driver Deidre Vandewater and Pointview Elementary School Principal Jeanne Roth, accusing them of discriminating against her son and daughter because they are black.
Michelle and Mikeal Mitchell were 7 and 8 and students at Pointview in October 2011 when a fight broke out on their bus. Vandewater kept Mikeal and a female student on the bus until Roth arrived. Later, when Michelle and Mikeal were in Roths office, she called police after the children ran around, knocked items off shelves and threatened her, according to court documents.
Police handcuffed the children and took them to the police station. The school district expelled them for 80 days.
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If she’d raise them right she’d never have to worry about them being handcuffed. The only lesson she’s teaching them now is “Cry racist and try to grab all you can”
These kids are in for a rude awakening.
What happened to that boy’s head? I looks like it’s been cultivated. And those womyn look like they’ve got a real attitude problem.
Can’t live with them and can’t live with them.
If Barak had a son -———. Mom looks about 14
Probably spent most of her time is detention when she was in school too.
Ah, the faces and hair are no problem even if that does look like a cruller-head.
What’s behind/under them is of concern.
Those little angels? I don’t see any ‘attitude’ there.
Absurd attempt to play the race card. But did they really have to cuff a 7 year old? Do they even have cuffs that go down that small?
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If shed raise them right shed never have to worry about them being handcuffed. The only lesson shes teaching them now is Cry racist and try to grab all you can
Uhm, I think that that is the exact lesson she was teaching them all along.
Most of the time it is enough to have a documented incidence where a person of color is ill treated under questionable circumstances and to bring a suite
The questionable circumstances here are children of such a young age being handcuffed.
Speaking of handcuffs.
Mitchell also sued police. In a settlement this spring, the police department agreed to pay the family $25,000.
Just to illustrate the point; the police caved rather than have the case in the public eye for an extended period of time or risk loosing the case in court and have to spend at least that amount in attorneys fees they pay the woman to go away.
This is why we need looser pays in this country.