Crayon Police

  • 3 November 2014
  • jwoodie
Crayon Police

And while we're on the topic of the rapid decline of public education, consider this story out of Alabama:

"A Mobile County, Alabama, 5-year-old allegedly pointed her crayon at a fellow kindergartner and said something like, 'pew, pew . . .' School officials at E.R. Dickson Elementary responded with what is perhaps the most uniquely crazy punishment I have ever heard of: They made the girl sign a contract promising not to kill anyone, including herself."

"The little girl was also forced to take a psychological evaluation to gauge her likelihood of suicide. Unsurprisingly, she didn't even know what the word meant . . ."

But it's likely on her permanent record now. And, naturally, school officials have refused to comment on the matter.