Dallas 6th grader jailed for trying to steal $4 from classmate

Screen shot 2013-04-10 at 7.47.13 PMAt DISD’s alternative school, formally known as the Learning Alternative Center for Empowering Youth, a sixth grader was taken to Dallas County’s juvenile justice center for attempting to steal $4 from a classmate. The on-going debate of discipline in schools was re-kindled by this incident. Do we let the “would be thief” go on lesser consequences or make an example of him in order to stop future problems? Too much or too little? We have to decide, together


1 Comment to “Dallas 6th grader jailed for trying to steal $4 from classmate”

    Stacy said:
    April 10, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    I'm a student, and in a way its justified for him to go to jail for stealing. But four dollars, is that really worth juvenile? I agree when people say "You do the crime, you do the time." Then again. I believe this situation could have been handled by school officials. But they're are other factors that come into play like was the student disrespectful and cussing while getting in trouble. Was he a hot head to the officials? One thing said to those officials could piss them off enough to make them want to cause you to get in more trouble.

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