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Hanity on Drugs
December 20, 2007 permalink
Sean Hannity with Doug Kennedy (YouTube) shows the connection between anti-depressants and violence, suicide and homicide. Many massacres are committed by students on psychotropic drugs, or recently withdrawn from drugs. The one important issue omitted is that drugs are often administered under threat of child removal. The black box warnings discussed in the program are futile when the drugs are administered by force. You can also view the letter titled The Mental Health Screening of Children (pdf) by Georgia State Senator Nancy Schaefer.
Sidebar: Vegetarians Only!
Do you remember the headlines about the ten-year-old girl who massacred other students with a steak knife? We don't. The principal of Sunrise Elementary School in Ocala Florida is taking no chances. He has had a girl arrested for using a knife on her dinner. She admits to being a repeat offender, and has been charged with a felony.
It is not steak knives that are responsible for school killings. We suggest going after the drug pushers instead.
Student Arrested After Cutting Food With Knife
10-Year-Old Charged With Possession Of Weapon On School Property
An elementary student in Marion County was arrested Thursday after school officials found her cutting food during lunch with a knife that she brought from home, police said.
The 10-year-old girl, a student at Sunrise Elementary School in Ocala, was charged possession of a weapon on school property, which is a felony.
According to authorities, school employees spotted the girl cutting her food while she was eating lunch and took the steak knife from her.
The girl told sheriff's deputies that she had brought the knife to school on more than one occasion in the past.
Students told officials that the girl did not threaten anyone with the knife.
The girl was arrested and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center.
Source: WKMG TV-6 Orlando Florida
Addendum: Charges against the knife-wielding girl were dropped.
Charges dropped against 10-year-old who brought steak knife to school
Katie Fretland, Sentinel Staff Writer
1:37 PM EST, December 26, 2007
The State Attorney's Office has decided not to prosecute a 10-year-old girl who brought a steak knife to school to cut her lunch. After a review of the child's school record, prosecutors determined charges should be dropped, Assistant State Attorney Ric Ridgway said today.
Teachers saw the child using a 4 1/2 inch kitchen knife to cut her steak at lunch on Dec. 13. They notified the Marion County Sheriff's Office and she was arrested on a felony weapons charge. She was also suspended from school for three days.
Investigators with the Department of Juvenile Justice then interviewed the child and looked at her clean school and behavioral record. They recommended that charges should be dropped and the State Attorney's Office agreed.
"She has an excellent school history, no disciplinary problems, good grades and nothing whatsoever to suggest she was a troubled child," Ridgway said.
Source: Orlando Sentinel