Back on November 1, I wrote a blog about a 9-year-old Florida girl who was arrested for, among other things, assaulting a policeman and school bus driver over a matter of candy. The school bus driver had told her not to eat candy on the bus which made her go ballistic. Well, on the news-wires today is a very similar tale, once again set in Florida.
10-year-old Florida girl, Miesha Bryant attacked teacher Kelly Sanchez after Sanchez had confiscated a bag of Hallowe’en candy. Bryant went on a rampage, hitting her teacher and threatening her life.
According to an Orange County sheriff’s report, Sanchez told investigators that she was holding the candy until the end of the day. She said the girl “went behind her desk and took the bag of candy without her permission.” Bryant then started pelting classmates with the said candy. After Ms. Sanchez once again seized the candy, Bryant started throwing items from the teachers desk. While waiting for a school resource officer, Sanchez was struck in the stomach by Bryant and was told by Bryant that she would “kill Ms. Sanchez and her family.” When police arrived, Miesha, being held in the assistant principals office, was cuffed and taken to a juvenile detention centre, where she was later released into her mother’s custody.
In a TV interview, Sebrina Bryant, the mother, said she was angered over Miesha being arrested for the incident and didn’t believe her daughter was capable of such behaviour. But when the WFTV reported asked the child why she threatened the teacher, she piped up and said, “I was mad.”
I think that last paragraph speaks volumes here. The mother, instead of reprimanding her child, went into self-defense mode. It’s not a parents place to stick up for their child when they know full well that he/she has done wrong. Children need consequences for bad behaviour and Miesha’s mother’s reaction was teaching her that she can get anyway with anything. Discipline should have been the first item on the agenda. Children need to learn accountability and I fear it may be too late for this little girl.
Aren’t children lovely these days? Well, not all children. Especially this nine-year-old girl who made the news today after being arrested for four felonies. And what was the cause? A bag of candy.
The Florida girl, unnamed due to legal reasons, was eating candy on the way home from the Fort Myers’ Royal Palm School yesterday when the bus driver asked her to stop doing so. Not an unfair request in my books. The rules are the rules. But instead of packing her sweeties away in her school bag, she instead went on a tirade against bus driver, Robert Middleton. There’s nothing quite like having respect for your elders, eh? But the fun and games didn’t end there. After threatening the other kids on the bus, the classy fourth-grader then spat on Middleton as she exited the bus. When outside the busshe then continued her verbal tirade against the driver while throwing asphalt into the vehicle.
“F— you! F— you!” she yelled, “Shut the f— up. I will f—–‘ kill you.”
What a lovely wee lass. When Lee County police arrived on the scene, instead of her simmering down things just became more escalated. She is said to have hurled an “aluminum patio chair” at one of the deputies then continued on with her verbal tirade. A cop then restrained the child but the girl attempted to bite his arm, yelling “I am going to kill you, get off of me!”
It’s reported that this tiny-terror has been charged with battery on a public school employee, resisting arrest with violence, battery on a law enforcement officer, and throwing missiles into an occupied vehicle.
What a little bugger. There is a right way to bring kids up and there’s a wrong way. I think the parents have clearly let this child down. There’s absolutely no excuse for this behaviour. However I’m in no way defending the actions of this little scoundrel. We should all take blame for our own actions, and it’s plain to see this little girl might possibly be a lost cause. Was she acting in a way that she might have seen played out in a movie? Perhaps. Whatever the reason, somebody needs to step in and nip this in the bud. Otherwise, she’s going to be a lost cause.
The girl was released into her parent’s custody last night and placed on home detention for 21 days.