12:37 am February 22, 2013, by Theresa Walsh Giarrusso
The Associated Press is reporting that a 10-year-old boy called 911 because he didn’t want to go to bed. Here’s the story:
“BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a 10-year-old boy called 911 because he didn’t want to go to bed.
“Brockton police say the boy made the emergency call just after 8 p.m. Wednesday and told the dispatcher he was calling to report his mother because he did not want to go to bed.
“There was no emergency.
“The Enterprise ( http://bit.ly/YoKmJZ ) reports that according to the police log, an officer went to the boy’s home and explained to him when it’s appropriate – and when it’s not – to call 911.
“No one was charged.”
Per our discussion the other day about schools over-reacting and over-punishing, I am glad the police used it as a teaching moment and not as a punishment moment. I am actually kind of surprised no one was charged with anything.
What do you think: Should the boy have been charged or was a firm lecture from an officer just the thing?
How do your kids put off bedtime?
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