My son has made these same threats, even wrote down on paper that he didn’t want to live anymore, but the situation was handled and it never required him being taken away from his family. Now I do think there are times this is absolutely necessary, but that decision should be left up to the parents and the therapist treating the child, not the school.
I know this is complicated because the school has a responsibility, but when a parent wants to take their child to his own therapist instead of being taken away from his family strapped down against his will, the school should’ve given the power to the parent.
I can understand the school requesting that the parent show proof of treatment before letting him attend class in the future, but to take a child that already has separation anxiety issues from his family seems to have caused more damage in the end.
Now the child won’t return back to school because he’s afraid they’ll take him back to a psych ward. I don’t blame him, I wouldn’t want to go back either!
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See the story here:
KSEE 24 News
Boy Sent to Psych Ward Against Parents Will
By KSEE News
February 10, 2011