Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Fighting Legislators Deserve Students' Treatment

The Montgomery Advertiser ran an LTE I penned a few days ago about the Senate brawl on today's editorial page.

Fighting legislators deserve students' treatment

When Alabama school children get into a fight at school, no matter what the reason, the police are called, the kids are carted off to juvenile hall in handcuffs, dragged through court, suspended, face expulsion, and more often than not they are forced into alternative school, which is a fancy way of saying "prison school."

Quite frankly, if our elected officials are going to act like children settling a score at recess, then they should be treated accordingly. After all, what kind of message are we sending to the children to allow the folks who passed the laws that send kids to jail for striking another person to be exempt from those same laws?

Loretta Nall
Alexander City

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thats just the right thing to do. Send them to jail. Maybe that is why they made that rule...because its one they break themselves.