Kansas: act like a child, go to jail. Public “school” enforces #FingerControl.
A 12-year-old Overland Park girl formed a gun with her fingers, pointed at four of her Westridge Middle School classmates one at a time, and then turned the pretend weapon toward herself.
Police hauled her out of school in handcuffs, arrested her and charged the child with a felony for threatening.
Shawnee Mission school officials said they could not discuss the case, citing privacy laws, but did say it wasn’t the district that arrested the child.
No doubt the charge will be reduced and then scrubbed away in juvenile court. But, it’s the principle (maybe the principal) that matters here. Westridge Middle, where they strive to have one-quarter to one-third of students meet standards … and where I’m guessing 95-99% get bumped to high school regardless. I’m sure the arrest will turn everything around.
Get your kids out now.