Boy Makes A Comment About The Brownies Being Served And All Of A Sudden The Police Show Up!
Police were requested to the most unnecessary scene at the William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood, South Jersey. A third-grade classroom was having a small end-of-the-year party. Apparently, a third grader crashed the party by making a comment about the brownies that were being served to the classroom.
Another student that heard the remark about the brownies said it was “racist.” To this, the Collingswood Police Department was called.
The police officer spoke to the student, who is 9. The boy’s mother, Stacy dos Santos, said that the school overreacted and that her son made a comment about snacks, not skin color.
“He said they were talking about brownies. . . . Who exactly did he offend?” dos Santos said.
Eventually, the incident had been referred to the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency. In the end, the student stayed home from school on his last day of third grade.
Dos Santos said that her son was “traumatized,” by the whole ordeal and that she hopes to send him to a different Collingswood public school in the fall.
Dos Santos feels that she needs an apology from the school. According to her, she graduated Collingswood High School, and her two other children had all gone through the school system as well.
“I’m not comfortable with the administration [at Tatem]. I don’t trust them and neither does my child,” she said. “He was intimidated, obviously. There was a police officer with a gun in the holster talking to my son, saying, ‘Tell me what you said.’ He didn’t have anybody on his side.”