School sends sheriff to order child to stop sharing Bible verses

"A public school in California ordered a 7-year-old boy to stop handing out Bible verses during lunch – and they dispatched a deputy sheriff to the child’s home to enforce the directive." Fox

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Wayne Wilson's picture

My wife  teaches at this school.  She remembers the sweet lady at the gate passing out cookies, but otherwise heard nothing about it. Of course it hit the news just after school let out for the summer.  

It looks like they know the principal stepped in it. The district put this up:

Desert Rose Elementary
It has come to our attention that the religious freedom rights of a student and his parents may have been violated at Palmdale School District Desert Rose Elementary School. The public can count on the following:

1. The District respects the religious liberties of its students and parents to the fullest extent of law;

2. The District is conducting an expedited investigation to determine the relevant facts as soon as possible; and

3. The District will take all appropriate action with respect to this incident, and will take such further action as may be needed to protect the religious liberties of its students and parents on an ongoing basis.  

Bert Perry's picture

First of all, it appears to be interesting that the schools were trying to shut down legal behavior by a student.  But what's more interesting is that apparently the teachers and principals felt the need to call the police to deliver the news to a 7 year old, and apparently the police actually sent someone instead of telling the teachers and principals that the schools employed "teachers and principals" for precisely this purpose.

May I suggest that some teachers, principals, and police officers might do well to find a new line of work more in keeping with their temperament and abilities?  I'm not quite sure, but maybe something involving a blue vest with a yellow smiley face?  Or would that be too challenging for them in terms of people skills?

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.