But HANDCUFFS, POLICE STATE ?
Looks like to me only the child had the power and none of the adults.
But here's a more fairer appraisal of the issue.
I used to substitute teach so I got to see the best or rather the worst of it. I got to see how our public school systems are so afraid of law suits and the kids know it. Mainly the bad ones take advantage of it.
So you got to see the public school officials afraid to touch or stop her. Reasoning with her wasn't going to work. Also her parents wrote a letter to the school system warning them not to touch her child and that a law suit would be promised but I haven't been able to completely verify that.
Also as I watched that video, I didn't see some kid flailing out of control, but rather found her to be very much in control. Willful control. Confident that everyone's hand was tied as she proceeded to knock books and papers over.
The school principal was in a meeting and no one got the principal out. I also heard when the police came by, most of the officals left for the day, but I'm not sure of that fact.
I think the adults were afraid to do anything. So afraid they pleaded with the father not to call the police. The father insisted on it.
Then the police came and what were they supposed to do?
Stand around? Wait until there was acceptance and approval by who? The child? The adults?
I don't know what to judge of all of this or even if everyone of my facts is completely accurate or incomplete.
It's ashame is what it is, but it's the headline that shoots around the world, because, face it the world is hungry for it more than about a story of a child heroicly accomplishing something inspiring.
Again I have a writer friend who has contracted the BBC to film this local redneck bar for all of its colorful toothless characters, because that's what pays the bill these days.
They won't be going down the next block to a far more representative bar and restaurant.
You don't think you guys are capable of this?
My friend's making money that you are like that.