Kindergartner Who Pointed a Crayon Forced to Sign 'Suicide Contract'

In the latest incident of schools overreacting to children playing pretend with nonexistent guns, an Alabama mom is furious that her 5-year-old daughter was made to sign a suicide contract saying she wouldn't attempt to kill herself or anyone else at school. Um ... ok ...

Rebecca, who didn't want to give her last name, says she was called to the school to pick up her daughter Elizabeth, after the kindergartner allegedly pointed a crayon at another student and said, "Pew, pew."

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Gotta watch those pew-pews, man. They can kill if you're not careful.

Before you get too mad at the school though, wait and hear what else little Elizabeth did ... she drew something resembling a weapon. The horror!! A little girl used her imagination! Oh no! Send her home!

Rebecca said, "They told me she drew something that resembled a gun. According to them, she pointed a crayon at another student and said 'pew pew.'"

After the frightful incident in which a little girl drew a picture, pointed a crayon, and made some sounds, her mom says she was evaluated for "suicidal thoughts" and "given a Mobile County Public School safety contract to sign stating she wouldn't kill herself or others."

"While I was in the lobby waiting, they had my 5-year-old sign a contract about suicide and homicide," Rebecca said. "There should be a different way to handle this situation. If this is protocol, it needs to be looked at again."

Rebecca is pushing the school to have the incident removed from her child's permanent record, because of course it's on her permanent record. The school also suggested that Elizabeth see a psychiatrist, but Rebecca refused.

Do you think the school overreacted?

 

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