A mum in Alabama is outraged after her five-year-old daughter Elizabeth was forced to sign a contract by her school promising she wouldn’t kill herself or anyone else.
The incident that prompted this: Elizabeth pointed a crayon at someone.
"They told me she drew something that resembled a gun. According to them she pointed a crayon at another student and said 'pew pew'," her mum explained.
The girl was removed from class, and given a questionnaire evaluating for suicidal thoughts. She was then made to sign the “suicide and homicide contract” without her mother present.
"While I was in the lobby waiting, they had my five-year-old sign a contract about suicide and homicide," Rebecca says. "There should be a different way to handle this situation. If this is protocol it needs to be looked at again."
“Most of these words on here, she’s never heard in her life. She said, ‘What is suicide mommy? Daddy what is suicide?’”
“This isn’t right, she’s five years old,” the bewildered mum said.
Rebecca is fighting the school to have the incident removed from her daughter’s permanent record. She claims the school has also requested that Elizabeth see a psychiatrist, which she has refused.