Thursday, April 3, 2008

What were you doing in 3rd grade?

Were you plotting with a group of your classmates to kill your teacher? Well, there is 11 kids in Waycross, GA who did just that.

For those of you that don't know the story...11 3rd graders planned to kill their teacher after she disciplined one of them for standing on a chair. The children brought handcuffs, a steak knife, duct ( tape, ribbon, and a 5 lb large crystal paperweight. Each child had a job to do including luring the teacher into the trap and one even assigned to clean up the blood after wards. Now granted, these children are all special needs children, so their thought processes may not be as advanced as a group of regular third graders, but does that make it even better? Oh, and they used the oldest excuse i the book....."The TV made me do it."

Why do parents allow the TV to raise their children and then get surprised when the TV does a bad job? Isn't that why we are parents, because we wanted the chance and opportunity to mold someone after ourselves, and to raise a productive member of society? And doesn't the fact that they are special needs kids imply that they need that much more supervision and explaining as to the mechanics of TV? The children are too young to be charged with a crime, but I think that the parents should have to eat the punishment on this one. What do you think?


Posted by ME at 9:02 AM