ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Is Bad Behavior Criminal at School?

Updated on April 25, 2012

Zero Tolerance at Schools

The zero tolerance at some schools for bad behavior is going to extremes, like many other things in this society. Is it the times? Are people just less tolerant? Are teachers just incapable of handling simple minor disciplinary actions now? This was not the case even 10 years ago.

For example, in New Mexico, a 13 yr. old girl was asked to stop talking in class and was told to move to another seat. She refused. The teacher picked up her cell phone and called police to enforce it. In the old days, the student would be sent to the principal.

A 6 yr. old in Georgia, in kindergarten, was hauled off by police in handcuffs for throwing a book and toys during a tantrum. Back in 2005, most kids would be told to take a timeout and sit in the corner. In Florida, again in Kindergarten, a boy was cuffed after he tossed jelly beans during a tantrum. In Connecticut, 1700 students have been arrested in a year involving fighting, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace. In Texas, 275,000 infractions were issued to minors, with 75% being school related. In New Mexico (again), 500 of the students wee handcuffed by police on school grounds for disruptive behavior.

What is disruptive behavior, well, it can be the usual disrespect, fighting, interference with teaching to the unbelievable- the burp! That is what a 13 yr. old did in Middle School during gym class. After he returned to school after the arrest, tension and anger boiled between the boy and teacher that led to more issues including the boy being strip searched after he was accused of selling drugs (none were found). Then, there is the arrest for damage to school property (the girl tore off items from the wall, tossed a small shelf at the principal) of an elementary girl student, who lost her temper. She was suspended for a year.

Teachers are feeling insecure at school and seek the protection of police instead of handling it themselves. Maybe they are afraid of lawsuits from parents, losing their jobs for not handling it right, or in older grades, scared of the students themselves and their boldness or when confrontational. The police are not usually accustomed in dealing with kids at school and may overreact. Whatever the reason, students seemed to have lost respect for schools and teachers and today's society is making it worse in some ways. As the family unit crumbles, so do the kids.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • gail641 profile image

      Gail Louise Stevenson 

      6 years ago from Mason City

      It does seem pretty extreme for police to be coming into the schools and arresting kids. With kids being arrested in schools for bad behavior, things sound like there getting a lot worse. Great hub and very interesting!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)