Of course, if they survive pre-K, the poor kids have to attend public school


Superintendent Charles Maranzano: "Does this face make me look stupid?"

Superintendent Charles Maranzano: “Does this face make me look stupid?”

Bully cries “he’s pointing a gun, send him to juvie”, so they do.

This latest incident began as Glenn Meadow Middle School seventh grader Ethan Chaplin was holding a pencil with a pen cap on the end while in class. Accounts of how Ethan was holding or gestering with the writing implement differ, but school officials were alerted to the matter after a student sitting behind Ethan shouted, “He’s making gun motions, send him to juvie.”  According to News 12 New Jersey, Ethan contends he had been bullied by the same student earlier in the day.

Claiming they had no choice but to act on the taunt, school administrators removed Ethan from school and forced him to undergo a lengthy mental and physical evaluation before he could return.  Describing the evaluation to one news source, Ethan’s father, Michael Chaplin, stated, “The child was stripped, had to give blood samples (which caused him to pass out) and urine samples for of all things drug testing… . Then four hours later a social worker spoke to him for five minutes and cleared him.  Then an actual doctor came in and said the state was 100 percent incorrect in their procedure and this would not get him back in school.”

Following a public outcry, Vernon Township School District Superintendent Charles Maranzano defended the school district’s actions.  Maranzano told The Huffington Post, “When a student misbehaves or displays actions that are non-conforming or don’t meet our expectations, it causes us some concerns.”


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10 responses to “Of course, if they survive pre-K, the poor kids have to attend public school

  1. Angry anonymous

    Hasn’t any parent of a child mistreated by the school SUED??? I mean, doesn’t this child have any rights? In a divorce, a child always has representation. Why aren’t children in these instances given a non-administrator advocate??????? Poor kid. I hope he transfers, tomorrow.

    • hmmm

      Because in this instance the representation normally afforded in divorce proceedings were the ones persecuting him.

  2. Anonymous

    Maranzano should be tarred, feathered, then hung from lamp post.

  3. those who can, do
    those who can’t, teach
    those who can’t teach become administrators

  4. FlyAngler

    In how many ways it this fucked up? The accounts “differed” and the word of one child (possibly with an axe to grind) is take over others and overzealous school officials submit a kid to something the police could not do to an adult without REAL probable cause? Over a “pencil gun”?

    Mind control is an ugly thing and this is another example of what passes as education in this country. Control the tots minds, make them fear guns, and reinforce the collective good is more important than an individual’s rights.

    Just another datapoint supporting the war on boys in our schools. That this arose by charges of one boy versus another is a sign that the brainwashing has led to blue-on-blue skirmishes.

    • FlyAngler

      My favorite line: “When a student misbehaves or displays actions that are non-conforming or don’t meet our expectations, it causes us some concerns.” – non-conforming to what standard? A standard that says boys are just defective girls and that boyishness should be “beaten” out of them? Whose “expectations”, the pantywaists who believe “it takes a village”? “Concerns” for what? Are you telling me those male administrators, assuming they are in their 40s and 50s, never “played Army” when they were kids? Did not own and use BB/pellet guns? Did not play the earliest first person shooter games? If they never did any of these, that explains much, however, I find that hard to believe. So what happened to these men’s gonads and testosterone levels? Was it a job requirement of getting their positions that they have one or both balls removed and/or they took estrogen supplements?

      Sorry, I am raging this morning but these affairs are really starting to make me sick.

  5. Greenwich Gal

    The war on boys rages on….

  6. Riverside mom

    To the commenter who questioned, “don’t children have rights?”, the short answer is essentially, no they don’t. A child can be pulled away by an administrator and questioned for a lengthy period of time before a parent is called. Anything they say can and will be used against them. Unless a child is part of a protected class due to race, special needs, sexual orientation, etc. and can prove that he/she was treated differently than other kids, he/she is basically out of luck, the administration can do whatever they want. This happens in Greenwich all the time, teachers way past their prime but with tenure, push out any kids that require them to actually work. There’s a reason private schools are so popular, and it’s not just socio-economic.

  7. Before you make such quick judgements, do some research on Mr. Chaplin. He has a history of scamming people online and frivolous lawsuits. My guess is it’s just another attempt by someone to to try to get paid.