Massachusetts school disciplines 8-year-old student for picture of Christ on the cross
Catholic World News - December 15, 2009
An 8-year old Massachusetts boy was sent home from school when he drew a picture of a crucified Christ. The 2nd-grade student was disciplined for a “violent drawing.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our July expenses ($32,725 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: Patricia -
Dec. 16, 2009 2:18 PM ET USA
The teacher and principal both need psychiatric help, in -house.
Posted by: Chestertonian -
Dec. 16, 2009 3:07 AM ET USA
This is what 'zero tolerance' brings to light: the inability or unwillingness to differentiate between a violent image and a Christian one.How perverse that the same country that punishes a child citizen for a drawing of Christ on the cross will reward foreighn terrorists with the protections of due process. Our republic is crumbling.
Posted by: Jester -
Dec. 15, 2009 5:49 PM ET USA
Not long ago just about any psychiatrist in the nation would have decleard the child mentally deranged and ordered extensive treatment. Things are improving.