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    New Jersey School Suspends Student For Twirling Pencil In “Gun Motion” After Classmate Says He Felt Threatened By It…

    Vernon teen suspended from school for twirling pencil, report says

    http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2..._in_class.html



    VERNON — A seventh-grade student at Glen Meadow Middle School was suspended last week. The student says he twirling a pencil in class, while the school says it may have been more, News 12 reported.

    Ethan Chaplin told News 12 that while he was twirling a pencil with a pen cap on in math class, a student who bullied him earlier in the day yelled, "He's making gun motions, send him to juvie."

    Vernon Schools Superintendent Charles Maranzano told News 12 that school policy and the law requires him to investigate when anyone in a school feels uncomfortable or threatened by another student.

    Chaplin's father, Michael Chaplin, recorded a conversation between himself, the school's principal and guidance counselor earlier in the week, and posted it on Youtube. In the video's description, Michael Chaplin wrote that his son was to be evaluated and see a therapist before he could return to school.

    "I feel my son's right to an education is now being denied because of the malicious actions of another student," Michael Chaplin wrote on Youtube.

    Michael Chaplin told infowars.com that his son had to undergo a five-hour physical and psychological evaluation.

    "The child was stripped, had to give blood samples (which caused him to pass out) and urine samples for of all things drug testing,” Michael Chaplin told the website. “Then four hours later a social worker spoke to him for five minutes and cleared him. Then an actual doctor came in and said the state was 100 percent incorrect in their procedure and this would not get him back in school.”

    According to the website, a meeting was scheduled for Monday morning to discuss Ethan Chaplin's return to the school.
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    If the school tells you your kid needs to see a therapist or psychologist before he returns to school, never take him to the one the school recommends. Tell the school you will get an independent analysis by an unbiased party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    If the school tells you your kid needs to see a therapist or psychologist before he returns to school, never take him to the one the school recommends. Tell the school you will get an independent analysis by an unbiased party.
    Agreed.

    Although in this case, it looks like the bully that made the report against the pencil-twirling kid is the one who needs the therapy. Or an ass-whooping, depending on your perspective. The school policy has just made it easier for bullies to destroy their victims' lives.
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