Arresting Kindergarten Girls isn’t the Answer

This month two six-year-old girls were arrested by police at their elementary schools across the nation. The first, Margot Gaines in Pennsylvania, and the most recent, Kaia Rolle in Florida, was arrested just last week.

Both girls had documented medical conditions that are known to impair behavior. But whether a child has a disability or not, there should (almost) never be a reason to arrest a Kindergartner or any elementary school-aged child for that matter. Kids today are struggling in an education system that is not designed for children.