So my sister just called me and tells that her 9 yr old Nicky apparently was in a library today at school when a librarian over hears him saying a bomb in his pocket and he was gonna detonate it. So the librarian does the thing she is supposed to and locks the school down, order all the kids out of the library, except Nicky, calls the police and the principle and whoever else that needs to be called. To me this sounds a little over board considering it was coming from a 9 yr old, but rules are rules right? I do understand he needs to be punished and punished harshly from mom and the school. But the bomb sniffing dogs, police surrounding the school and going into the library like Osama Bin Laden is in there seems to be a bit much. Nicky told me he didn't say that, he said "my mom makes cookies and man they are the 'DA BOMB' !!" The kid he supposedly said this to told the police this also. But the librarian is sticking to her story. And who is gonna believe her first over a 9 yr old?? As it stands right now, he is looking at being expelled, and having to go to a 'alternative school' whatever that is.
I am at a loss at what kinda advice I should give her. Nicky is actually a decent kid and has only been in trouble at school once. That one time was when a kid would not leave him alone, and kept on bullying him so Nicky got fed up and punched him and the kid fell down and got a fat lip. Nicky got a 7 OSS for that one.
What do you think?
Answer by Anonymous at 1:30 AM on Mar. 12, 2013
Answer by staciandababy at 2:28 AM on Mar. 12, 2013
I feel bad for your nephew, he must being feeling really scared right now. I would tell everything is going to work out. The school is in a tough spot, if they over react they're wrong, under-react and their negligent.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:03 AM on Mar. 12, 2013
I don't have a problem with the immediate response, but now that it is over and clearer heads can prevail the kid deserves to be heard and the expulsion should not take place. Whatever happened to the right to face your accuser and be tried by a jury of your peers. I realize this is a kid, but the principal needs to act like a wise adult and recognize that something might have been misheard and let it go.
Answer by LoveMyDog at 8:35 AM on Mar. 12, 2013
Answer by momto2boys973 at 9:34 AM on Mar. 12, 2013
Answer by LostSoul88 at 10:03 AM on Mar. 12, 2013
Answer by tessiedawg at 10:43 AM on Mar. 12, 2013