Kid Goes Berzerk. Is Rewarded With Pepper Spray and TV Appearances.
This story is disturbing on several levels. An 8 year old in Denver, Colorado had what can only be described as a violent temper tantrum, throwing a tv and chairs then attempting to bust into an office with a cart where teachers had taken other students for safety.
Police were called to the scene and, after being unable to calm him down, hit him twice with pepper spray bringing the episode to a halt.
On Wednesday, Aiden and his mother hit the national tv circuit to complain about the use of pepper spray, saying it was a little much for subduing an 8 year old.
Obviously, the police disagree.
"Had the officers chosen to be hands-on with him, the potential for him getting some type of injury and, maybe even officers, would have been much higher," police spokesman Steve Davis said.
This, in my opinion, is another example of TERRIBLE parenting. Hello, mom, your child needs therapy! This is the THIRD TIME the police have been called to subdue your child due to violent outbursts. He admitted during the TV interview that he had calculated what he was going to do to the teachers and students around him.
"I wanted to make something sharp, like if they came out, `cause I was so mad at them," the boy said on NBC's "Today" show. "I was going to try to whack them with it."
Instead of going on national television to complain about the cops using pepper spray, why don't you get this child some help lady??
What's worse here, a mother basically glorifying her child's' bad behavior by taking him on national tv or the cops use of pepper spray?