Thursday, March 01, 2012

The little shit - the next generation

Most of you weren't reading my blog back in 2004, when I wrote about the time a little kid assaulted me on the library bus (and I wasn't even trying to make him pay overdue fines).

But that's what the title of this blog post is referring to.
This isn't a sequel exactly. But there's certainly a little shit in this story.

The story, to cut a long one into a short one, is that TLM was punched in the chest yesterday by a little shit in her class. This little shit is the same boy who last year kicked another classmate in the groin so hard that she bled, and was off school for a week.

TLM wasn't so badly injured, and seems to be over it. But I've known about this kid and his propensity for violence and foul language for about a year. I can't give any details because it's all confidential, but the school has been trying to deal with the kid and keep him under some kind of control while still giving him a chance to change his ways.

Part of me (say, about 90%) just wants him out of my daughter's class (and preferably in a special facility with trained supervisors and lots of padding).
The other part of me thinks that, for a 6 year old kid to be this anti-social, he must have been raised in a truly horrible environment.

I don't have an answer for how someone like this ought to be dealt with. But there are about 20 kids in his class who need to feel safe.

6 comments:

Pollyanna_H said...

Awful choices for the school, and how horrible for you and TLM. It's not as though she has a choice about whether to go into that class or not. Very sad for him I agree - but very tough on the others too.

Violet said...

yes - and if he can't change his behaviour he could grow up into someone like that Turangi kid.

donnasoowho said...

Oh dear. I hope TLM will be ok.

And yes it's difficult to imagine how some child got to be like that in the first place...

Amanda said...

I'm so sorry to hear this and I hope TLM is ok. It must be awful for all concerned.

I was thinking about that Turangi kid too. What he did was just beyond sickeningly awful- but when I look at him I do feel sorry for him to an extent- he is not much more than a child himself and he must have had a horrific childhood to reach that point. And now his life is pretty much ruined forever which perhaps he deserves but at the same time it is all very, very sad.

WS said...

Oh dear. He is a Disturbed child. Poor TLM! What a harsh early lesson in the awful realities of some people's lives. I hope she's okay, and I hope that some sort of resolution occurs about that child. He sounds like a CYFs case.

Violet said...

thanks for your comments guys. Kinda ironic that it should happen in the term that they are doing the anti-bullying programme...