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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/42450458#42450458

 

Thankfully, at the end it says that Aiden is now going to a school for children with behavioral problems.

 

I can't believe that the mom is taking the kid on National TV.  I would want to deal with it, yes, but it seems like it would open him up to a lot more negativity from the surrounding community.

 


 

 

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Sad.  Students like this need positive behavior supports before going into a rage.  Afterward the rec is to clear the room.  He can't hurt anyone except himself of course if no-one else is in there.  He probably does need a different setting since staff at that school clearly can not handle him.  It is unfortunate, he was already in a "self-contained" classroom, now he must be in a nonpublic day school (or day treatment) program.  Good luck to the family.

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It sounds like the room actuallly had been cleared of other kids.  I also didn't understand what the "hurry" was. 

 

I was really surprised to hear that the child has no diagnosed issues but is still that violent (sharpening a stick so if the teacher came back he would have a weapon).


 

 

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At least they didn't taser him. Seriously, there *has* to be a better way to deal with an 8 year old!

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Anecdotally, my mom teaches second grade in an inner-city school, and her elementary school had half a dozen weapons confiscated last week.  One of the second graders brought a six-inch knife in "to cut" a classmate (I quote).  No diagnosis there - it was just how society/the neighborhood/whoever was teaching kids how to deal with interpersonal issues.  Violence happens a lot there, even in kids without any diagnoses.  :(  It makes me sad.
 

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I was really surprised to hear that the child has no diagnosed issues but is still that violent (sharpening a stick so if the teacher came back he would have a weapon).



 


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Anecdotally, my mom teaches second grade in an inner-city school, and her elementary school had half a dozen weapons confiscated last week.  One of the second graders brought a six-inch knife in "to cut" a classmate (I quote).  No diagnosis there - it was just how society/the neighborhood/whoever was teaching kids how to deal with interpersonal issues.  Violence happens a lot there, even in kids without any diagnoses.  :(  It makes me sad.
 



 



That is both sad and scary.  It breaks my heart to think of a 7 year old who feels like their only option is to try to attack someone with a knife :(

 


 

 

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