No parent wants to hear that their child is in detention. Usually, detention means staying late after school to sit in a classroom, supervised by a teacher. But for 8-year-old Allegra, it meant something very different.
When Allegra’s mom, Connie, got a call from the local elementary school saying her daughter was in detention, she was upset with her daughter. But when she went to pick her daughter up from the punishment, she got angry with the school.
Connie found Allegra serving detention not in a classroom, but in what she calls a “jail cell.”
The school called the 2×4-foot area a “detention room,” but Connie thinks it’s much more cruel than that.
Connie also thinks that her daughter shouldn’t have been in detention in the first place. The school says the 8-year-old threatened another student while her mom insists that she was standing up for herself against a mean bully.
But even if little Allegra was rightfully in detention, Connie says the conditions she’d been kept in were completely unacceptable. She had apparently “been crying for hours.”
Since the incident, Connie says Allegra has been sick for three days and that she is “traumatized.”
What do you think? The room sure does look small and isolating to me. I don’t see why Allegra couldn’t have served detention in a regular classroom, especially considering she’s only 8.
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