Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Parents Behaving Badly
Sometimes the more I read the news, the more I become swayed towards the idea of parental licensing.
I know it's un-American.
But I'm allowed to fantasize a bit, aren't I?
Mary E. Cozad went to her son's school to discuss his one-day suspension for fighting on the bus with the Assistant Principal. After the office door was closed, she took a gun and holster out of her purse and placed it on a nearby shelf.
No shots were fired, and she left the school after the meeting without incident (taking her gun with her).
Yesterday she was sentenced to 2 years probation and ordered to pay a $200.00 fine for unlawfully carrying a weapon.
For the very life of me, I just can't imagine what passes for logic on her planet.
Did she eat a great big steaming bowl of stupid for breakfast?
Cozad claimed she "forgot" she had the gun and didn't want to leave it in the open in her car. So why didn't she lock it in her trunk or glove compartment?
Or just leave it in her purse?
Why take it out and "display" it?
Did she think it would make the Principal change her mind?
"Oops! We made a mistake! We actually want to give your son the Student of the Month award for good conduct!"
Tragically for the kid, Mom's bad choices have additional consequences for him. She's been banned from all Keller School District campuses.
So she'll never get to witness or participate in any of the good things her son might be involved in--conferences, school plays, awards ceremonies, sporting events or recitals.
It just boggles the mind, doesn't it?