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April 6th, 2011
8 y/o Holds Police at Bay w/ Stick

 Cops Pepper Spray Stick-Wielding Eight-Year-Old Max Read — Police in Colorado were called to an elementary school to handle a violent second-grader who had "broke wood trim off the walls and was trying to stab teachers." So they did what any good cops would: They pepper sprayed him.

Aidan, the eight-year-old, has clear anger-management issues. Police have been called to his school in Lakewood on at least two occasions (they managed to talk him down without resorting to pepper spray). This particular outburst may have been more intense, however:

According to the report, Aidan "was climbing the cart and spitting at teachers. He also broke wood trim off the walls and was trying to stab teachers with it."

"I wanted to make something sharp if they came out because I was so mad at them," Aidan said. "I was going to try to whack them with it."

The report goes on to say Aidan, "was holding what looked like a sharpened one foot stick and he screamed, 'Get away from me you f—-ers.'"

Lakewood Police officers ordered the 8-year-old to "drop the stick." When he refused, they sprayed him with pepper spray twice until he dropped the piece of wood and was handcuffed.

Now, don't get us wrong! There are occasions where it's okay to pepper spray a second-grader, such as if the second-grader is holding a gun, or if the second-grader is Hitler. And, obviously, it could have been a really sharp wooden stick—a stick so sharp that the officers, plural, couldn't manage to disarm Aidan. But: Perhaps Lakewood Police Department spokesman Steve Davis could choose his words a little more carefully here?

"I think they not only made the right choice, they made a great choice that day to use the pepper spray." 



- 2011-04-07
the "sharpended wooden stick" was probably just the section of the trim he pulled loose and the end which was cut to a 45 degree angle when the carpenters installed it. And why couldnt the teacher have handled the child and taken the stick away not to mention several police officers. I mean pepper spray they shoulda just tased him since he was so hard to control.
by Ben

- 2011-04-06
Hey Guys,, It is a shame that the police had to be called. You are right! In our day the teacher would have just tackled your ass and put you down. However, if a teacher touches a kid now, the parent and the district screams abuse. Teachers can not do a thing to chidren. So, I am all for the police uses pepper spray. Obviously the child has issues. This was the third time the police were called. He should not have been allowed back at the school. Mom can homeschool him. LOL By the way, I TEACH!!!!!
by Virginia

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