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Tonight's top story takes us to Mount Carmel Pennsylvania -- suburb located about ninety miles northwest of Philadelphia.
Officials and elementary school there have suspended the five year old girl over what they call terrorist threats.
After can't after the kindergarten -- reportedly told a classmate.
If she wanted issued her -- -- hello kitty bubble gum.
-- the wanna hear the kind -- soapy bubbles.
At first the girl received a ten day suspension but that was later reduced to two days after the -- hired an attorney.
The girl's sense receive the psychological evaluation has been found to be no threat to others joining me now Robin thicker the attorney for the girl's family and share -- -- -- A defense attorney Robin I'll I'll -- with you though.
Tell us more about the facts of the case I understand that the event didn't even happen on school property.
Will it happen.
And in a bus line.
And there was no bubble gun she was referring to -- hello -- bubble gun which just shoot bubbles and bubbles don't hurt you.
Even earlier this school psychologist.
Appointed by the school came to the conclusion that said.
She has no harmful or predatory intent in the comments.
Major her friends about the bubble gun and does not have those risk factors identified for violent behavior so why won't they strike this from her record why won't -- -- -- -- that in just a second wanna bring in Sharon.
You know Newtown Connecticut about a month ago are these school officials.
Responding over responding to what happened there.
Because say they're over -- but they've gone completely off the charts and me you can respond responsibly but these people are being complete both wounds.
This is a five year old kid.
-- she hasn't had the requisite intent to -- to do anything.
Of that nature yet they've labeled there as a terrorist the rats how low a terrorist the -- I mean they've gotten.
They think about what they do it got used to common sense but they don't they just react mean what our schools -- a lot of work and they need to revamp how they're teaching our kids than what they're teaching them.
-- and -- it seems to me.
-- and I'm no expert on child psychology.
But it seems to me if you're concerned about kids -- their reaction to new town that the last thing you would do is scare them all over again in this poor little girl.
As I understand that she was sort of how did publicly and class.
This wasn't something that was quietly handled it was very embarrassing for her.
She was brought in front of the class and told they might called the police that she might be put in jail -- she was interrogated by two other administrative personnel with Al her mother being there she was scared to death she's had trouble sleeping.
And furthermore she can't transferred to another school because she has this black mark on her record why won't they expunge this harmless child's record.
We'll -- and -- still elaborate on that.
She is now accused of threatening to harm another student this remains on her record.
To me a sense of hope crazy and nobody don't -- do this every single day where they.
Where they play at things that that's one of the ways we work out our frustration.
Why can't the school officials see that.
-- they said they've just -- stupid they don't use their common sense and these are the same people that ban.
Playing musical chairs because somebody has to lose.
And they got to bring common sense back into the classroom they got a -- common sense into what they're teaching kids.
They react and I think that that school or so fear based at this point in time that they just are about in that well I don't T Al.
Look at I think they're exporting their -- -- the kids now Robin TO we got a statement from the school district late this afternoon right before the show here's what they had to say.
The Mount Carmel area school district has been criticized for the handling of an incident that occurred recently -- Blake.
Although by -- we cannot officially comment on the specifics of the incident involving the students we are confident that much of the information supplied -- the media.
May not be consistent with the facts in this matter the school district has investigated the issue -- continue to do so.
-- have anything wrong here -- There's nothing wrong they might say there were some other words uttered.
But on Yahoo.com.
-- for instance there have been more than 161000.
Comments from the public across the country.
Almost all condemning the school's actions so there is simply.
Covering their you know what and not protecting not acting in the best interest of this.
Five year old.
Share -- the gun was not a gun the threat was not a threat.
How don't think it to this place where school officials school administrators.
Feel like they're backed in a quarter and they have to do something this extreme in this kind of case what's the mindset do you think of school administrators.
They're afraid of being sued.
Look -- how things have just gotten so far out of hand from when I was a kid.
-- teachers are afraid of being accused of doing something.
Not the best giving somebody -- B disciplining kids because they don't show up to class and then these teachers are called on the carpet and have to defend themselves against some seven year old claiming that the teacher said something mean isn't that.
And in these teachers that can't and they they they lacked the confidence.
And I can understand why.
Because the system undermines them.
When they allow this kind of stuff to take down school districts to take down.
Teachers it's not -- right and there's so much competition for federal funding.
There's the schools are closed and -- -- right they're for any aren't afraid to doing anything.
Well -- Robin tell me what happens next with this little girl hey how is she doing and be worried -- go next because I understand she can't get into another school.
With this -- record.
She's staying at home with mom I'm meeting with -- school board attorney but quite frankly he should cancel a meeting and -- her record.
She has done nothing wrong here she's harmless.
Their -- psychologist says so so why are they trying to protect themselves they should have the interest of the child at heart and not protecting their administrative personnel who donors who are clueless.
Well of course will be happy to have -- school administrator on thanks to both of you.
-- for coming on tonight Robin and Sharon thanks so much great to hear from you at an amazing story just amazing thank you so much.
They think you.
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