Four-Year-Old Expelled for Acting Like a Child
A day care facility takes a little kid's tantrum too seriously.
August 8, 2008 - 12:00 am
What kind of society have we become when a four-year-old is expelled for saying he is going to shoot his friends?
Kyle reached his limit about the time his pillow was taken away.
Unable to sleep during nap time, and made to step into the hallway until he could stop crying, the cranky 4-year-old lashed out in a classroom at The Family Development Center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
“I am going to go shoot all my friends!” he said, according to a written account that the day care center provided the boy’s parents after the July 22 tantrum.
What came next — after a day care worker talked to Kyle about appropriate language, eliciting an apology — was an investigation that sent university police to question Kyle’s parents and ended with the boy’s dismissal from the day care center he had attended for the past three years.
Even if I had not given away the plot of this tragic farce in the first paragraph, you would have already guessed where this was going before they got to the University Police investigation part.
This is the result of political correctness run amok.
Officers questioned Kyle’s parents, asking if they had any guns. His mother said they don’t. She said she doesn’t allow her son to watch TV or play with toy guns.
The investigation ended with Kyle dismissal from the day care center he had attended for the past three years.
His mother believes the whole thing was handled unreasonably.