Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Second Grader Suspended, Sent for Psych Eval for Drawing Jesus

The drawing by the unidentified 8 year old which led to the boy's suspension from school.

From the Taunton (MA) Gazette: "A Taunton father is outraged after his 8-year-old son was sent home from school and required to undergo a psychological evaluation after drawing a stick-figure picture of Jesus Christ on the cross.

The father said he got a call earlier this month from Maxham Elementary School informing him that his son, a second-grade student, had created a violent drawing. The image in question depicted a crucified Jesus with Xs covering his eyes to signify that he had died on the cross. The boy wrote his name above the cross...

The student drew the picture shortly after taking a family trip to see the Christmas display at the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, a Christian retreat site in Attleboro. He made the drawing in class after his teacher asked the children to sketch something that reminded them of Christmas, the father said..."

To read the rest of the story, click here. So a a kid drawing a stick figure Jesus with "x" eyes on a cross warrants a suspension? And a psychological exam??? Heaven forbid a child think of Jesus and His sacrificial gift on CHRISTmas. Sigh. Makes me glad I went to Christian school.


Love Abounds At Home said...


Alisha De Freitas said...

Yeah, I'm stuck thinking "WHAT?" too. Maybe it's political correctness gone a muck. It's definitely stupid.

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