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Tuesday, April 26, 2005
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I was watching the news the other night, and there was a report that a five year old girl was being disruptive in school, so the teacher called the cops, and three fine upstanding policemen, came to the school, put hand cuffs on the screaming hysterical girl and led her away. Apparently this happened somewhere in America, can somebody confirm if this is true?

If this did really happen, WHAT THE FUCK IS THE WORLD COMING TO!!! Since when does it take three cops and a pair of handcuffs to restrain a rowdy little girl? The funny thing is, you can bet that somebody was probably getting murdered or raped or both, whilst these men were ‘fulfilling their duty’. And what kind of teacher calls cops on a five year old kid? I believe this probably says more about the teacher than it does about the kid, sheesh!!! I hope the parents sue the bastards!!


  • Paz
    April 27
    6:17 am

    Good question: What is the world coming to?

    Yeah, it really did happen. Kid seemed to be throwing a temper tantrum… They couldn’t handle her called cops who thought it was appropriate to handcuff her…. There’ve been a lot of comments going on about what happened, but the whole thing is so absurd that I haven’t paid much attention to it…


  • Dawn
    April 27
    12:55 pm

    Just how competent were the teachers anyway if they couldn’t handle her?

    What they should have done was put her out in the corridor and left her to it. She would have shut up once she realised that no-one was paying her any attention.

    I used to do that with Jade whenever she decided to throw a tantrum in Sainsbury’s. I’d step over her and say “You stay there! I’m doing the shopping.” In no time she’d be running after me. I’ve probably traumatised for life. LOL

    Of course, I’d get the “looks” from the other people, but hey, after a while you become immune the them. LOL


  • Karen Scott
    April 27
    4:04 pm

    Paz, at the risk of offending all my American cyber buddies, ONLY IN AMERICA!!

    Dawn, that’s exactly how I would have handled the little girl, but instead they’ve probably traumatised her for life. If it was my daughter, I’d probably have to spend a night or two in the cells cuz I’d have beat the stupid bitch teacher and make sure she never taught again!


  • Paz
    April 27
    5:43 pm


    LOL! No offense taken. There’s no excuse for what happened. The teachers and Police department have some re-training to do.

    Here’s a little description of what happened when the police arrived at the school an what the girl’s family attorney says:

    Shortly after that, voices are heard saying that police have arrived. The girl sits down in the chair and remains there as three uniformed St. Petersburg police officers walk in.

    “Do you remember me?” one of them asks the girl. “I’m the one who told your mom I’d put handcuffs on you.”

    The officers immediately pull the girl from the chair and handcuff her behind her back. The tape cuts off just seconds later, after the little girl has started screaming.

    “The police officers’ actions are way over the top. Three police officers having to forcibly handcuff a 5-year-old little girl? I mean, come on,” said John Trevena, the family’s attorney. “Is there anything more that needs to be said about that?”

    He was also critical of the actions of Dibenedetto and Tsaousis, who he said could have done more to calm the girl.

    “I’m concerned that the educators shadowed and hovered around the young girl,” he said. “It certainly gives credence to the argument that they may have been provoking her to act out more. To me, it didn’t look like a de-escalation. It looked like an escalation, an attempt to get her to act out more. I just don’t understand why they didn’t distance themselves back further and allow things to cool off.”

    No charges were filed against the girl, but Trevena promised legal action against the police department on behalf of the family.

    You can read the story in it’s entirety, why the scene was taped by teacher, what the girl did, etc… here on ABCNEWS.com:


    Paz (shaking head)


  • Karen Scott
    April 27
    11:19 pm

    OOh that’s just messed up Paz, I would be seriously looking for recompense if anything like that happened to one of my own!


  • Rocio
    May 2
    9:46 pm

    That’s what we Dominican call a “gringada”..Since the gringos came up with the great idea of not to touch the children or else, this things are bound to happen! The school teacher couldn’t touch the girl because no matter what the girl did it was going to be her fault and hell raise after her for giving that girl what she not only deserve but were crying for!
    You might think I’m crazy but I’m convince that between the two extreme, the more represive gets better results than the other one!


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