My son made a foolish mistake and was suspended from school for half day for telling a girl that he was going to kill her. He did not explain his actions and his statement is part of the "zero tolerance policy" criterion. He and his friends were palying "zombies" and she was unknowingly selected to be a zombie. My son was escorted to the principals office and consequated before he was asked his side of the issue. I can understand the policy and the consequence, but did not think it was right to be handed a sealed envelope containing a document signed by my son with no representation.
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Well, this is not completely true, Susana. Our K-girl is 5 years old, writes paragraphs, reads regular books (not little kids books), and knows the longest word in the dictionary (and how to spell it). But we definately agree on your other statments!
Hi marriagefortoday! Probably because I live in the UK I thought Kindergartener is 3 or 4, like pre-school here. Here a 5 years old is already in school (reception).
I received a single document in a sealed envelope at the end of the meeting when I was called to pick up my son. To date that document is the only one I have received concerning this matter from my son's school, it is being "looked into".
My son did accept responsibility for his actions, he admitted to the principal what he had said. He did not say why he said what he said, I believe the principal said it was irrelevant, she processed his suspension based on his admission.
I agree that my son should be accountable for his actions, I have no issue with the consequence, he was processed without representation, I was not informed verbally or in writing about the appeals process or a meeting with the superintendent.
The investigation was merely asking other students if he said what he had said and if he and his peer were mad at each other. I believe the term she used was unprovoked act of verbal agression. My admitting his guilt to me was her primary concern.