Five-year old girl punished by school for pointing crayon at classmate

Martha L. Peek, Superintendent
Martha L. Peek, Superintendent

Reason #54,993 why you should not send your child to public schools.


Mobile mother is not happy about a controversial Mobile County School contract her daughter signed without her consent. The contract promises that her daughter will not kill or injure herself and others.

Rebecca is angry.

“This isn’t right. She’s 5-years-old,” said Rebecca.

Rebecca did not want Local 15 News to use her last name. She said E R Dickson school officials crossed the line when they had her daughter sign a Mobile County Public Safety Contract without her being present.

Rebecca said, “Most of these words on here, she’s never heard in her life.”

School officials told Rebecca they had to send Elizabeth home after an incident in class.

“They told me she drew something that resembled a gun,” said Rebecca. “According to them she pointed a crayon at another student and said, ‘pew pew,” said Rebecca.

She said her child was given a questionnaire to evaluate her for suicidal thoughts.

“[They] Asked her if she was depressed now,” said Rebecca.

Without her permission, Rebecca said her child was given the Mobile County Public School Safety Contract to sign stating she wouldn’t kill herself or others.

“While I was in the lobby waiting they had my 5-year-old sign a contract about suicide and homicide,” said Rebecca.

According to state law, minors cannot legally sign a contract.

“There should be a different way to handle this situation. If this is protocol it needs to be looked at again,” said Rebecca.

Local 15 News contacted school officials to see what the proper protocol is when handling “violent-like” behavior. Local 15 News has not heard back.

“My child interrupted us and said, ‘What is suicide mommy? Daddy what is suicide?” said Rebecca. “As a parent that’s not right. I’m the one should be able to talk to my child and not have someone else mention words like this in front of her at all.”

Rebecca is pushing to have the incident removed from her child’s record. She said school officials have requested Elizabeth see a psychiatrist.

How long will it be until the school doesn’t just request that children see psychiatrists, but they just go right ahead and take the child from you, like what happened with the Boston children’s hospital? After all, they are very sure they are right. They are the experts, you are just the parent. They know better than you – they have college degrees from the “education” department. You should be grateful for their guidance about how to raise your children. You should be grateful the opportunity to pay taxes for the salaries of people with degrees in “education”.

By the way if you want to e-mail the four women who work in the superintendent’s office, you can click here.

10 thoughts on “Five-year old girl punished by school for pointing crayon at classmate”

  1. It has been dangerous to send your child to public schools for a long time because of the humanist and socialist indoctrination they receive there. But it is reaching new levels of danger when school “professionals” who have absolutely no common sense think they know better than parents what children need and what they should be taught. Such people may very well report perfectly normal children from perfectly normal homes to social services and perhaps even have children taken from their parents over such ridiculous things as pretending a crayon is a gun. One simply cannot trust school officials any more to act with common sense or to respect the authority and choices of parents for their children. There is abundant evidence of this and it’s getting worse. All that has to happen is for someone to learn of something done in the child’s home that they disagree with (especially if it’s not politically-correct) and report it. Then parents can find themselves fighting a losing battle against this kind of insanity and even having to prove they are fit parents (rather than being innocent until proven guilty) to a system that doesn’t care and would just as soon take the kids away first and then figure it all out.


    1. It’s becoming unsafe to raise kids unless you homeschool. They are so sure that they know more than parents, even though it’s parents who pay them. The more education is divorced from the free enterprise system, the more we can expect this kind of coercion. We are paying them and they treat us like criminals.


    2. Check out Clergy in the Classrom by David Noebel. I know one of his co-authors, and he directed me to all the quotes in the book by Secular Humanists, who have said there is no greater vehicle for expanding secular humanism in America than the public school system.


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