Just when it seems the nuttiness emanating from progressive run public schools couldn’t possibly reach a higher level of insanity, along comes a story about a third-grader and brownies to demonstrate we haven’t seen the full extent of the wackiness liberalism can conjure up.A nine-year-old boy from New Jersey made a comment about brownies brought to a class party that ended with him being questioned by a police officer for racism.
Truth Revolt reports, During an end-of-the-year class party at a New Jersey elementary school, a 9-year-old boy said something about brownies and was subsequently questioned by a police officer who was called by the school to investigate an incident of racism.
It was another student that accused the boy of saying something “racist,” but the boy’s mother said he was talking about “snacks, not skin color,” according to Philly.com.
“He said they were talking about brownies. Who exactly did he offend?” the mother, Stacy dos Santos, asked incredulously.When the boy’s father was contacted later in the day, he was informed that the matter was referred to the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency. It is also reported that the boy stayed at home for his last day of third grade.
But lest it appear that this was an overreaction from the school, as the mother described it, this is actual protocol, decided upon at an earlier meeting between the police department, representatives from the county prosecutor’s office and school officials at William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood.
It was decided that any incident that could be deemed criminal should be reported to authorities, even something “as minor as a simple name-calling incident that the school would typically handle internally,” Police Chief Kevin Carey said.After that meeting, it is noted that officers were called more often than ever to investigate incidents, sometimes as many as five incidents per day in the span of a month.
What’s truly appalling about this is how taxpayer money and law enforcement resources are being totally abused due to this change in policy.These officers could be out patrolling the streets, stopping legitimate crime, but instead, they are in schools mediating problems and issues that could easily be worked out by teachers and officials who are employed by the school.
Political correctness and the “delicate snowflake” approach of leftists in education are producing whole generations of young people who are incapable of resolving conflicts in a mature and productive manner.
This is why so many college aged children today are massively entitled, feeling they deserve to be paid a top earning wage without paying their dues.
All of this is just one more reason why the federal government needs less involvement in education, leaving the majority of the responsibility to state and local officials.