Saturday, June 23, 2012

Miami involuntary commitment

The Miami Herald reports:
At least 646 times this year, Miami-Dade school police have handcuffed a student, put him or her in the back of a patrol car and driven to a mental health facility under the rules in Florida’s mental health law, the Baker Act.

The number of Miami-Dade students taken by school police from campus for an involuntary psychiatric exam has almost exactly doubled in the past five years, according to the district’s records.
Of course no one thinks that there is a sudden increase in juvenile mental illness. The school administrators have discovered how easy it is to dispose of kids they don't like, and the corrupt shrinks gladly comply.


Anonymous said...

Amerika and the old Soviet Union are getting closer and closer. This is the same trick they used to get rid of those the were "trouble makers".

Anonymous said...

I work in the public school system although not in Florida. The sad truth is that schools no longer have any method of disappointing kids these days so ones only option left is to call the police and mental health.

Anonymous said...

Whoops. I meant to type disciplining kids.

Anonymous said...

I think they're probably pretty disappointed when they're disciplined ;-)

Seriously, though, can you elaborate further on this situation?