WTF: Principal Threatened by 6 Year Old

Police in a small Indiana town hauled a six-year-old from his elementary school and charged him with battery and intimidation after he kicked and threatened a principal, police said on Wednesday.

The incident followed one earlier in April where police handcuffed a 6-year-old girl who was screaming and crying and had injured a principal and damaged property at an elementary school in Milledgeville, Georgia. She was not charged.

The Indiana student, who had been suspended from school recently for biting and hitting a staff member, was arrested April 18 at Hendricks Elementary School in Shelbyville, which is about 30 miles southeast of Indianapolis.

“This was not an isolated incident,” Shelbyville Police Lieutenant Michael Turner said.

School officials called police, reporting that the student, who was not identified, had kicked Principal Patrick Lumbley and told him and Assistant Principal Jessica Poe that he was going to kill them, a Shelbyville police report said.

The student was yelling and screaming and lying on the floor of Poe’s office when police arrived, the report said.

Poe led the student to a police car where an officer placed him in the back seat, buckled him in and drove him to the police department, the report said. He was not handcuffed.

Turner said he hoped the filing of juvenile charges would help get the child needed help.

“Putting him into the system can open up avenues perhaps the parents don’t have,” Turner said.

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One thought on “WTF: Principal Threatened by 6 Year Old

  1. I’ve heard similar stories of children getting out of control and officials (teachers, law enforcement) having to go to extremes to subdue them. My question is: where are the parents? I’m sure they will be there to file the law suit, but where are they to discipline their children. I was raised that it was wrong to kick people and threaten people with bodily harm. Kids need discipline. They want to be told “no.” They want clear limits. Otherwise, chaos results–as we’ve seen too many times.

    I don’t advocate spanking or brow-beating children, but I do advocate insisting on certain rules of social behavior. I look to parents for that, not public officials who will be sued by those parents who were derelict in their parenting duties.

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