No parent should have to call the police on the principal who will not release her opt-out child from the building to the mother. No parent should suffer that. No child should endure that.
All parents and children of any race or races have hard earned rights as Americans. No school principal or board of education or superintendent or state education commissioner can deny those rights just because a child has entered a school building.
Susan Mulchrone, principal of the Brookshire Elementary School in affluent Winter Park, FL, should be slapped with Civil Rights Complaints. She blatantly broke the law.
Emailing parents about “not allowing” parents to take their children out of the building does not release her from the law.
Why wasn’t the principal arrested? Why wasn’t she fired?
Reported by the Orlando Sentinel:
A parent of a fifth grader at Brookshire Elementary School in Winter Park was initially told she could not pick up her daughter, who was opting out of the state’s new writing test, according to another parent who witnessed the incident this morning. That other parent said she called police…
(Another parent) of Winter Park — a Brookshire parent active in the local opt-out movement — said the fifth grader’s mother came outside and told her, “They’re not giving me my child, can you help?” —
(The parent) said the school’s principal, in earlier emails to parents, had said that releasing students during testing would be disruptive and not be allowed.
But the district has no policy that would allow school officials to detain a child under such circumstances, she said.
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Principal Mulchrone should be slapped with Civil Rights Complaints.
(One civil rights complaint is an aggravation; a hundred complaints become one major problem. Unite with parents. Do what parents know are right for their own children.)