Over the past five years, 22 Texas school districts have issued Class C Misdemeanor tickets to more than 1200 elementary students, some as young as 6 years old. Misbehaving children can result in fines of $500 to the family. The offenses? “Things like disrupting class, leaving school early and school yard brawls that didn’t include weapons.” DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM)
Is criminalizing childhood behavior the way to get control in the schools?