Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Mom Confessions Mom Confessions

Mom Arrested for Consoling Son

Posted by on Mar. 26, 2014 at 1:47 AM
  • 299 Replies
http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Mother-arrested-at-school-for-consoling-son-in-local-classroom-251349481.html
by KMOV.com Staff
KMOV.com
Posted on March 20, 2014 at 11:22 PM
Updated yesterday at 5:06 PM
Related:
Parents outraged after video surfaces of school bullying in Jennings
KMOV mobile app - for news on the go
(KMOV) – A mother trying to pick her special needs son up from school winds up in handcuffs and puts the school on lockdown.
The furious mother came to News 4 claiming the school handled things all wrong.
The incident took place at Walnut Groves Elementary School on Thursday when the mother came to help her son.
“I was lying in bed when I received a frantic phone call from the teacher, Michael was panicking,” said Niakea Williams.
Michael is Williams’ son and he suffers from Asperger’s syndrome.
After getting the call, Williams came up the Ferguson - Florissant school where she was buzzed in by school officials.
“I saw a teacher and she said Ms. Williams what is wrong? I said something is wrong with Mikey and proceeded to go straight to my son,” said Williams.
She got to her son’s classroom and immediately started to console him. Then the school principal informed her she was violated school policy by not signing in.
“I didn’t sign the book, but I had to check on my son. You can bring me the book, She said oh no, I’ve already called the police. You called what,” said Williams.
Calverton Park Police responded to the call that came out as an “unauthorized entry to a school.” The school was also put on a 12-minute lockdown and a letter was sent home to parents.
“They escorted me away from my son, who already has emotional distress. Four officers told me to turn around and put my hands behind my back, I was under arrest,” said Williams.
She was taken to the police station on trespassing charges but Williams said she is a known parent. In fact, she met with the principal on Wednesday about a separate issue.
She felt her arrest was unnecessary.
When asked if there needs to be discretion used, Williams said, Yes, I feel like today I got arrested for being a concerned parent of my child.” 


by on Mar. 26, 2014 at 1:47 AM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
girlywifey
by Silver Member on Mar. 26, 2014 at 1:51 AM
Holy crap!!!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 26, 2014 at 1:51 AM
1 mom liked this
Ridiculous
B1Bomber
by Ruby Member on Mar. 26, 2014 at 1:51 AM
1 mom liked this

That seems ridiculous. There is either missing information or that school just set itself up for a heck of a lawsuit.

vamaria
by Silver Member on Mar. 26, 2014 at 1:52 AM
2 moms liked this

Yeah, that is ridiculous. She needed to sign in and follow the rules, but calling the police was unnecessary.

Quoting bowribbonmama: http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Mother-arrested-at-school-for-consoling-son-in-local-classroom-251349481.html by KMOV.com Staff KMOV.com Posted on March 20, 2014 at 11:22 PM Updated yesterday at 5:06 PM Related: Parents outraged after video surfaces of school bullying in Jennings KMOV mobile app - for news on the go (KMOV) – A mother trying to pick her special needs son up from school winds up in handcuffs and puts the school on lockdown. The furious mother came to News 4 claiming the school handled things all wrong. The incident took place at Walnut Groves Elementary School on Thursday when the mother came to help her son. “I was lying in bed when I received a frantic phone call from the teacher, Michael was panicking,” said Niakea Williams. Michael is Williams’ son and he suffers from Asperger’s syndrome. After getting the call, Williams came up the Ferguson - Florissant school where she was buzzed in by school officials. “I saw a teacher and she said Ms. Williams what is wrong? I said something is wrong with Mikey and proceeded to go straight to my son,” said Williams. She got to her son’s classroom and immediately started to console him. Then the school principal informed her she was violated school policy by not signing in. “I didn’t sign the book, but I had to check on my son. You can bring me the book, She said oh no, I’ve already called the police. You called what,” said Williams. Calverton Park Police responded to the call that came out as an “unauthorized entry to a school.” The school was also put on a 12-minute lockdown and a letter was sent home to parents. “They escorted me away from my son, who already has emotional distress. Four officers told me to turn around and put my hands behind my back, I was under arrest,” said Williams. She was taken to the police station on trespassing charges but Williams said she is a known parent. In fact, she met with the principal on Wednesday about a separate issue. She felt her arrest was unnecessary. When asked if there needs to be discretion used, Williams said, Yes, I feel like today I got arrested for being a concerned parent of my child.” 


TheDrsRose
by Bad♥Wolf on Mar. 26, 2014 at 1:52 AM
1 mom liked this

What the fuck!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 26, 2014 at 1:53 AM
7 moms liked this
Oh ffs this school took this shit to far. She's obviously a known parent. Yes, she should have signed in first, but there was no need to call the police. Fucking ridiculous! I'd be pulling my kid out of that incompetent school immediately.
angelizedsinz
by Silver Member on Mar. 26, 2014 at 1:54 AM
4 moms liked this
Why couldn't she take 2 seconds to sign the book?? The procedure is there to protect the kids. That being said they could've cut her some slack especially if she told them who she was.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 26, 2014 at 1:54 AM
Yup, just another day in the schools in this country.
ilovecandy
by Platinum Member on Mar. 26, 2014 at 1:56 AM

they have the sign in thing at my DD's school, however, they always give a warning and tell you you need to sign in before calling police. someone is there to watch and follow and they handle it that way. man they took it to an extreme level

kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Mar. 26, 2014 at 1:57 AM
27 moms liked this

Any day the police is called because I went straight to my son's classroom without signing in is the day my son no longer attends said school.  That is my child, not theirs.  That was an illegal arrest.  I'd be suing the school and the police department.  School policy is NOT law.

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN