What if this happened to your son or daughter at school?
Anna Kooiman reported this morning on an Alabama mother who is speaking out after her five-year-old daughter was forced to sign a “no suicide” contract without her knowledge.
The incident started when the girl got in trouble at school for apparently pretending a crayon was a gun and “shooting” it at another student.
The mother, only identifying herself as Rebecca in a report by WPMI-TV in Mobile, said her daughter then had to write her name on a document in which she pledged that she would not kill herself or anyone else.
“This isn’t right. She’s five years old. Most of these words on here, she’s never heard in her life,” said Rebecca.
Rebecca said school officials want her daughter to see a psychiatrist now.
Here’s more from the report:
“[They] Asked her if she was depressed now,” said Rebecca.
Without her permission, Rebecca said her child was given the Mobile County Public School Safety Contract to sign stating she wouldn’t kill herself or others.
“While I was in the lobby waiting they had my 5-year-old sign a contract about suicide and homicide,” said Rebecca.
According to state law, minors cannot legally sign a contract.
“There should be a different way to handle this situation. If this is protocol it needs to be looked at again,” said Rebecca.
Local 15 News contacted school officials to see what the proper protocol is when handling “violent-like” behavior. Local 15 News has not heard back. SOURCE
Why is it that school officials seem to believe our children have no rights? What kind of person makes a 5 year old sign a no suicide no murder contract? Is it possible they just introduced the child to the word suicide?