Student kicked out of school, undergoes psych evaluation for drawing Jesus on cross
Date: 12/15/2009 11:01:25 AM
Elijah Friedeman, the Millennial Perspective
This is outrageous. When told by his teacher to draw something that reminded him of Christmas, this kid drew a picture of Jesus on the cross. That’s okay, right? Not according to the school. The student has been sent home and ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation because of the “violent image.”
A Taunton father is outraged after his 8-year-old son was sent home from school and required to undergo a psychological evaluation after drawing a stick-figure picture of Jesus Christ on the cross.
The father said he got a call earlier this month from Maxham Elementary School informing him that his son, a second-grade student, had created a violent drawing. The image in question depicted a crucified Jesus with Xs covering his eyes to signify that he had died on the cross. The boy wrote his name above the cross.
The offending drawing. Strike anyone as indicative of violent tendencies?
What an idiotic reaction on the part of the school. The image of Christ on the cross has been around for centuries as Christian symbol. Is this school really dumb enough to think that because a kid drew a picture of Jesus on the cross that he’s violent? This student understands the reason for Christmas while the school administrators obviously do not.
I imagine this school will get a quick and tough lesson about the first amendment and religious freedom in America. Hopefully schools around the country will learn from it. For now, the “violent” student has been transferred to another school. Let’s just hope everything gets straightented out soon for the kid’s sake.