A mom in Mobile, Alabama, is furious after her 5-yr-old daughter was forced to sign a suicide/homicide safety contract without her consent.
Rebecca told a local news station she was shocked when school officials at E.R. Dickson Elementary sent her daughter Elizabeth home early after an altercation with this contract in hand.
"According to them she pointed a crayon at another student and said, 'pew pew,’” said Rebecca.
School officials apparently became worried and had the 5-year-old fill out a questionnaire to evaluate whether or not she struggled with suicidal thoughts. Some of the questions were: "Past thoughts of hurting self," "Current thoughts of suicide," and "Frequency of suicidal ideas".
Never mind, according to Rebecca her daughter doesn’t even know what suicide is.
"My child interrupted us and said, 'What is suicide mommy? Daddy what is suicide?"
"As a parent that's not right. I'm the one should be able to talk to my child and not have someone else mention words like this in front of her at all."
The school has yet to comment. And if I were them, I’d think of a pretty good excuse as to why they did this. In my book it’s a huge FAIL!
Why on earth would you have a 5-yr-old sign a contract first of all, then one with a topic that they don’t even understand?!
What ever happened to sitting the kid down and explaining why gun games are not allowed at the school, then calling home to make sure the parent knows to reinforce the lesson?
This school policy should be shot down!
And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.