Once again, we see just one more reason to pull our children out of the public school system.
This time, a 7-year-old boy was interrogated by police deputies after he was falsely accused of bringing a gun to school.
Fox 11 reported that the boy’s mother, Thea Marie Perkins, said her son, Solomon, attends Tesoro Del Valle Elementary School in Valencia, California, and was accused by another student of having a gun in his backpack. KTLA reported that on the day of the incident, there was a fire drill, and Solomon was outside talking to a student who had bullied him, when that student left and told a teacher that Solomon had a gun.
“They checked his backpack and saw that he had over 20 or so Valentine’s Day cards that he was going to give to his friends,” Perkins told the outlet.
Solomon didn’t know why the other student made the accusation.
Even though school administrators searched Solomon’s backpack and didn’t find a gun, they called the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station – but not Solomon’s mother. By the time Perkins learned of the incident and arrived at the school, she said half a dozen sheriff’s officers were already there and that her and her son’s civil rights were violated.
So, let me get this straight...the boy was bullied by a kid and then that kid turned around and told a teacher that the kid had a gun. Then the school called the police to have the kid's backpack searched for a weapon, and he was interrogated by police...and without the consent of his parents? These are the ingredients for a ripe lawsuit.
You definitely cannot interrogate a minor for the suspicion of a crime without the consent or presence of his parents or legal guardian.
Now the mother is worried that her son will be bullied or treated differently, even though he didn't have a gun.
My solution? Take your child out of public school.