Politically correct paranoid bureaucrats lose their minds and run amok.
The Toronto Sun reported Saturday that Jesse Sansone was arrested and strip searched by authorities after his four-year-old daughter drew a picture of a man with a gun in her Kitchener, Ontario, kindergarden class.
Sansone, a father of four, said the picture was supposed to be of him getting “bad guys and monsters.”
The school, however, had a different opinion, and contacted the Family and Children’s Services.
When Sansone arrived to pick up his daughter, Waterloo Police arrested him for possession of a firearm.
But the “firearm” turned out to be a plastic toy gun that shoots foam darts.
That, however, did not stop authorities from strip-searching Sansone. Meanwhile, the couple’s infant daughter was taken from them and handed to a social worker as Sansone’s pregnant wife waited for over two hours, wondering where her children were.
Jesse Sansone was arrested and strip-searched after his 4-year-old daughter drew a picture of a toy gun in school.
As it turns out, all of the couple’s four children had been at Family and Children’s Services, being interviewed by social workers, the Sun reported.
“So, my wife was really panicking at that point,” Sansone said. “So her and the detective drove down to children’s services. They questioned each of my children.”
“At that interview, I wasn’t there, my wife wasn’t there, but my boys, all they know right now is: ‘Daddy and guns, guns and Daddy’ – my kids knew all the police were at the school because of me. Now I have to explain to them how much of a mistake this is,” he added.
All this over a picture of a toy gun drawn in crayon by a four-year-old girl.
“So many people dealt with this situation in the wrong way,” Sansone said.
“I know the principal really well, how could he judge my character in this way? I drop off and pick the kids up every day, I always say hello, I sign every report card, I go to every parent teacher meeting, I am an active parent at that school,” he added.
“The family is trying to decide what to do next, and they are finding a new school for their children to attend,” the Sun reported.
The school and the authorities defend their actions, saying that when a child draws a picture of a gun, they have a responsibility to act. But in this case, their action ended up slandering an innocent person and damaging an entire family.
“From a public safety point of view, any child drawing a picture of guns and saying there’s guns in a home would warrant some further conversation with the parents and child,” said Family and Children’s Service executive director Alison Scott.
Now, the Sansone’s are left to pick up the pieces after educators have turned their lives upside down.
“The first thing my daughter said when I saw her was, ‘Daddy are you mad at me?’” Mr. Sansone said. “That sums it up to me.”
The insanity of it all!