Skip to comments.Arrested dad wants answers after daughter draws gun pic
Posted on 02/25/2012 6:53:17 PM PST by Todd_Gray
OTTAWA - Jessie Sansone and his family are reeling after he was arrested and strip searched by police after his four-year-old daughter drew a picture of a man with a gun in her Kitchener, Ont., kindergarten class.
The 26-year-old father of four said Saturday the sketch was supposed to be him, getting the bad guys and monsters.
The school must have thought differently, as after Nevaeh drew it Wednesday, the school contacted Family and Children's Services and they called police.
Waterloo Police met Sansone at the school when he tried to pick up his kids he was told he was charged with possession of a firearm. He was then handcuffed and put him in one of the several squad cars waiting outside, he said.
"When I was finally able to see my family, after this ordeal was over, my little girl ran up and gave me a hug me and asked: 'Daddy, are you mad at me?'" said Sansone, his voice choked. "How could she ever think that I would be mad at her? She knows this has to do with her drawing."
Sansone, and his wife, Stephanie, have been together since they were teenagers. They have four children, aged 10 years to 15 months, and Stephanie is five-months pregnant with their fifth child.
"Years ago, being really young parents we were given the cold shoulder, like we didn't know how to raise our children, this feels like that again, because I felt totally alone in that cell," Sansone said. "We still can't believe this happened to us."
Sansone had a scrape with the law five years ago, but has since turned his life around, left Toronto for Kingston, Ont., and has become a certified counsellor.
While Sansone was being strip searched at the police station: told to disrobe, lift his testicles and bend over, his wife was home with their 15-month-old daughter.
"They came to my house, told my wife that I had been charged with possession of firearms, that she would have to come with them, and that Sundae (their infant daughter) would have to go with the social worker," said Sansone. Stephanie called her Mom who rushed over to take Sundae instead.
"My littlest is still in diapers with a bottle. Thank goodness my mother-in-law lives nearby," Sansone said.
Once Stephanie got to the police station she had to wait.
"The detective was giving my wife the idea that our children were at the police station with her, just in another room at the station. She was waiting for over an hour, close to two hours, not knowing where the kids were," Sansone said.
His children had been at Family and Children's Services, being interviewed by social workers.
"So, my wife was really panicking at that point. So her and the detective drove down to children's services. They questioned each of my children."
Now the family is trying their best to explain things to their kids.
"At that interview, I wasn't there, my wife wasn't there, but my boys, all they know right now is: 'Daddy and guns, guns and Daddy' - my kids knew all the police were at the school because of me. Now I have to explain to them how much of a mistake this is."
Sansone said police searched his house and found a plastic toy gun that shoots foam darts.
"So many people dealt with this situation in the wrong way," said Sansone.
"I know the principal really well, how could he judge my character in this way? I drop off and pick the kids up every day, I always say hello, I sign every report card, I go to every parent teacher meeting, I am an active parent at that school."
The family is trying to decide what to do next, and they are finding a new school for their children to attend.
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Yes-—but it is happening in US schools—the lunches—and drawings of guns with boys in CA—sexual harassment charges of little boys—it has been happening for years but is much worse since zero.
Canada is in worse shape but the takeover of schools is in all Western Civ. countries. CS Lewis writes about the abolition of man—and the intentional destruction of Reason and Logic and Virtue in the English schools in 1930’s as Dewey, the Fabian Socialist, did the exact same to US schools.
I think in sweeping broad brush terms of Western Civilization :) -—the US has an advantage—YES—it is our God-Given Rights guaranteed by the Constitution—but as Mark Levin says-—we are in a Post Constitutional “Republic”.
Marxists control everything and we need to throw them out. They have NO right to be involved in education of our children. It is the government of We the People and WE do NOT HAVE MASTERS!!!
The Leviathan has complete access to your children’s minds. Turn off their garbage—MSM—and educate your children in the Classics. Burn public school textbooks, homeschool—(their resources are fantastic and patriotic and include God and morality) unlike those in todays schools which are infused with BF Skinner cr*p to brainwash and condition into Marxist/Atheism/paganism.
“Here in the states the little girl would have just been suspended from school and given a psych. evaluation.”
And removed from the home and turned over to Social Services.
This is such a blatant case of government evil that it just might push some people over the edge and find all those responsible for these actions and kill them.
They need killing.
There are too many of them for us to throw them out. We need to split the country into free states and slave states. The Marxists will self-deport to the slave states because they all think they will be the slave masters.
The Fascists were thugs and so had some common sense.
To a liberal, it’s a serious crime and child abuse for a father to tell his children about guns.
To a liberal, it’s perfectly OK for a mother to kill her same child as long as it’s still in the womb.
You could slice off off the Metro area of Chicago and bring the rest of the state into the Red Union.
Yeah ... the horrible terrorist bastard.
Best to just hang the whole family. Can't have those Enemies of the State breeding, now can we?
At least its heartening to see most of the comments to the story think the school, child services, and the cops were utter morons, some hope for us yet, albeit The Sun is our ‘conservative’ paper.
I hate to think what today's nanny-state school types would do with the boy I was aeons ago ... they'd probably diagnose me with a half-dozen different "disorders" and load me with drugs. Or try ... I think my parents would probably have told them to stuff it.
Of course this whole thing was just utter stupidity on the part of the “officials” involved, but I couldn’t help but wonder at this part:
“...told to disrobe, lift his testicles...”
Did this guy have such a huge pair that someone thought he had a .45 hidden under them???
He needs to get a lawyer and sue everyone involved.
One day there will be a p=re birth test for liberalism.I would support mandatory abortions in such cases.
“The family is trying to decide what to do next, and they are finding a new school for their children to attend.”
Frankly, he should sue and own the school and sue the town, PD, CPS, the whole lot of them.
Everytime I hear another story like this, I thank God I never had any kids. The ship is lost. Put money on it.
Or, as a liberal would describe it, "a fully automatic assault rifle."
He should sue their asses.
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