Police were summoned to the William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood, New Jersey on the 16th of June due to an incident at an end-of-the-year class party. A third grade student made a comment about the brownies that were being served to the class. Another student thought the comment might be “racist.” The school promptly called the Collingswood Police Department. A police officer spoke to the student, a 9-year-old boy, said the boy’s mother, Stacy Dos Santos. That statement was corroborated by local authorities.
Dos Santos believes the school overreacted and said her son made a comment about snacks, not skin color. "He said they were talking about brownies. . . . Who exactly did he offend?" she said. The boy's father, who is Brazilian, was also contacted by Collingswood police later that same day. The police said the incident had been referred to the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency. (And Permanency?). The chastised and confused student stayed home for his last day of third grade.
Dos Santos characterized her son as "traumatized," and said she hopes to send him to a different Collingswood public school in the fall. "I'm not comfortable with the administration [at Tatem]. I don't trust them and neither does my child," she said, according to the website Philly.com. "He was intimidated, obviously. There was a police officer with a gun in the holster talking to my son, saying, 'Tell me what you said.' He didn't have anybody on his side."
The incident was just one of several, in the last month alone, in which Collingswood police have been summoned to look into school incidents that most parents think hardly merit criminal investigation. In fact, Superintendent Scott Oswald estimated that- over the last month- officers may have been called out to as many as five incidents per day in the district of 1,875 total students.
Well, at least our authorities have their priorities straight. Thousands of innocent people around the globe are being slaughtered by terrorists and they (our “leaders”) bend over backwards to avoid saying “Islamic terror,” and to fight against any limits on immigration from areas where ISIS is based.
Authorities now call police to our schools to enforce “transgender bathroom rights,” and also to intimidate any little boy or girl who made an innocent comment about a baked dessert. The New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency, if they really gave a rat’s behind about child protection, might want to challenge the transgender bathroom law- and prevent children from being harassed and frightened by school officials and law enforcement over a misconstrued remark about the color of a confection.
It is no exaggeration to say that this type of leadership lunacy has lead to Brexit and Trump…and a rising sense of discontent with the entrenched elites- and the powerful and authority figures around the world.