New Jersey CPS out of control.
Seventh grade student Ethan Chaplin thought his troubles were over. His school cleared his name after one of his peers reported to a Glen Meadow Middle School teacher he had been twirling a pencil “like a gun.”
“He’s making gun motions, send him to juvie!” Ethan’s troublemaking colleague exclaimed, and Ethan was quickly ushered to the principal’s office where it was decided he should be suspended, and that, to be safe, he should probably have his head examined.
“We never know what’s percolating in the minds of children,” Vernon Schools Superintendent Charles Maranzano said in an interview, defending the principal’s actions. “And when they demonstrate behaviors that raise red flags, we must do our duty.”
Ethan’s father, however, being of sound mind and having a firm grasp on reality, refused to acquiesce to the principal’s wishes. Others agreed after Ethan’s story received extensive media coverage.