Guess What Happened When A 6-Year-Old Girl With Down Syndrome Made A Gun Gesture With Her Hands?
(Tea Party 247) – Liberal have been running public schools into the ground for decades and their policies just tend to create confusion and trouble especially where lock-step liberally-minded educators and administrators are concerned.
Such is the case in Pennsylvania where one parent is saying her daughter’s school called the police on her 6-year-old (pictured above) who has Down syndrome. The reason? The child made a gun-like gesture at her teacher. This is the kind of liberal insanity that has to stop. Of course, we have to take real threats seriously, but a child with Down syndrome making a gun gesture with her hands is absolutely not a real threat.
CBS Philly reports:
The mother of a 6-year-old with Down syndrome says the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District mishandled an incident involving her daughter after she pretended to shoot her teacher with her finger. Maggie Gaines says 6-year-old Margot, a student at Valley Forge Elementary School, now has a police report on file.
In November, Margot became frustrated and made a gesture that sparked a disciplinary investigation.
The Tredyffrin-Easttown School District calls it a threat assessment.
It was concluded nobody was in harm’s way as a result of Margot’s statement and her words were labeled a transient threat, which Gaines explains was an expression of anger.
However, the district said its policy still called for the police to be contacted.
“They get this phone call and I was fine with everything up until calling the police,” Gaines said. “And I said, ‘You absolutely do not have to call the police. You know, this is ridiculous.’”
Even though police sources confirm it is a confidential record, Gaines fears potential ramifications for her daughter.
“My daughter got frustrated and pointed her finger at her teacher and said, ‘I shoot you,’” Gaines said. “At that point, they went to the principal’s office and it was quickly assessed that she didn’t even really know what she was saying.”
Gaines said it was a severe overreaction by the school district and that they could’ve responded to the issue in a much different way.
“They were asking her questions, and she was saying, ‘Oh, I shoot mommy,’ laughs, or, ‘I shoot my brother.’ The principal asked, ‘Did you mean to hurt your teacher?’ And she said no and it seemed like she didn’t even know what that meant,” Gaines stated.
Sources tell CBS3 Margot has no record, but her name is part of an official report.
Last month, Gaines went public about the incident in a letter to the school board. She says school officials are misinterpreting policy and state law.
“She really didn’t understand what she was saying, and having Down syndrome is one aspect, but I’m sure all 6-year-olds don’t really know what that means,” Gaines said. “Now, there is a record at the police that says she made a threat to her teacher.”
The fact that the principal intervened at one point and came to the conclusion that the little girl did not really fully even understand what she was saying or doing, should have been enough to let the incident go.
Not only that but what are the girl’s teachers’ qualifications for working with special needs children? The fact that the teacher felt the need to report the little girl in the first place is disturbing. How can someone work with special needs children and really have no clue about their disabilities? That sounds like a staffing issue on the part of the school.
This situation was most definitely mishandled and now this poor little girl is likely traumatized from having the police called on her. That is a scary thing for any 6-year-old to encounter. But at least the possibility of a serious threat was ruled out. SMH.
Video: Mother Of 6-Year-Old With Down Syndrome Says School District Mishandled Incident With Daughter