Posted on Mar 13, 2022 148
I bet most of you can agree that even adults often get into different messes as young children. But what happens when an embarrassment actually happens to a child? Can you imagine what it’s like to be arrested at age 10 or even 5? And, more importantly, for what?
You might not believe it, but these 10 reasons for arresting children are absolutely real and not made up stories! And that makes them look even more comical.
1. burping during class
Most of the time, teaching children good manners falls on their parents. But a school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, took matters into its own hands when a 13-year-old student was arrested by his superiors for burping during class. How can a police officer justify detaining a child for a normal bodily function that has little human control?
2. Spraying perfume.
Who knew that the desire to smell good would ever become a crime? Sarah, a 12-year-old girl, was arrested just for simply using perfume at her public school in Texas.
3. Drawings on the table
Virtually everyone is guilty of the sin of drawing on desks, especially as it relates to elementary school age. But imagine what would it be like to be arrested for such a transgression? It happened to a 12-year-old girl from Forest Hills, New York. In 2010, she was arrested for writing “I love my friends Abby and Vera” on her desk. If you’re going to punish a high school student for drawing on his desk, is it really that hard to just send him to the principal for an educational talk or make him erase everything and clean up his classroom?
4. An innocent kiss.
Can you remember your first crush and those butterflies in your stomach you felt every time she possessed you? But what if when you finally found the courage to take the first step and kiss someone, you immediately called the police? That’s exactly what happened in an elementary school after a little girl dared to give her first innocent kiss.
5. Plastic knife.
In Florida, an 11-year-old high school student was jailed on third-degree felony charges after he brought a plastic knife to school. No comment.
6. Milk dousing.
Change is a grand thing, but it doesn’t end smoothly for everyone. One couple of friends from a high school in Houston were arrested and sent to court after they started pouring milk on each other in the middle of the schoolyard when other arguments in their argument had been exhausted.
7. Throwing paper airplanes
Students are often bored in class and try to have some kind of fun. These can be notes passed to each other while the teacher is not looking, or drawings in the school notebook. Of course, it is not unusual for teachers to scold children for such behavior. But one student in Texas was even arrested in 2012 after he started throwing paper airplanes in one of his classes.
8. A temper tantrum
Many parents and teachers would agree that it’s hard enough dealing with kids and teens and their constant tantrums. But how far do you think teachers can go to get a child to calm down? One elementary school went to extremes and even resorted to handcuffing a 6-year-old girl to a mental health clinic after the child lost control of her emotions.
9. Scattered crumbs.
Cleaning up little crumbs after someone has made a good mess can be very difficult. But one young girl wasn’t hurt at all because she had to clean up the mess she left behind. A security guard in California arrested and broke the arm of a 16-year-old girl after she crumpled up some cake and didn’t clean up after herself. Such serious measures.
10. Overdue library book.
Police are supposed to protect us from burglars and murderers, but in Massachusetts their attention has been focused on something a little less serious. What is considered non-serious, you ask? For example, that law enforcement officers were sent to the home of a 5-year-old boy to demand an overdue book from his library. Let this be a lesson to all of us: you can’t mess with the library! Even if you are 5 years old.
Of course, silly arrest cases like this could only happen in the United States, which has some of the most ridiculous laws in the world. Even so, remember to monitor your children and teach them proper behavior in public places to avoid trouble and similar silly and even ridiculous situations.