April 6, 2011
You may have heard the story of the Colorado 8 year old who threw a violent temper tantrum at school, and the end result was that the police were called and he was pepper sprayed. On FNC’s Fox and Friends today Gretchen Carlson came out loudly in favor of pepper spraying children by saying, “I say 100% pepper spray and some parenting classes as well. I mean come on.”
Here is the story from 9 News in Colorado:
From 9 News, “According to the report, Aidan was climbing the cart and spitting at teachers. He also broke wood trim off the walls and was trying to stab teachers with it. ‘I wanted to make something sharp if they came out because I was so mad at them. I was going to try to whack them with it.’ The report goes on to say Aidan, was holding what looked like a sharpened one foot stick and he screamed, ‘Get away from me you f—ers.’”
Here is the video of Gretchen Carlson from Media Matters:
Gretchen Carlson said, “I say 100% pepper spray and some parenting classes as well. I mean come on. This is what our schools have to combat right now? This is the third time for an eight year old that the police have been called. Threatening the teachers and you’re eight?” The Fox and Friends crew then went on to read some viewer responses which blamed the parents for not holding the child accountable for his behavior.
This article was posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 5:27 am