Police Summoned to Confront 9-Year-Old Over Allegedly “Racist” Comment About Brownies

Law enforcement was summoned to confront a pint-sized thought criminal at an end-of-the-year class party at the William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood, New Jersey:

A third grader had made a comment about the brownies being served to the class. After another student exclaimed that the remark was “racist,” the school called the Collingswood Police Department, according to the mother of the boy who made the comment.

The police officer spoke to the student, who is 9, said the boy’s mother, Stacy dos Santos, and local authorities. …

“He said they were talking about brownies. . . . Who exactly did he offend?” dos Santos said.

Maybe he offended the brownies. Who knew that brownies are now a protected class?

Police said the incident had been referred to the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency.

If the boy is found to be a racist, he may need to be removed to foster care, so that new attitudes can be installed.

Complained Mrs. dos Santos,

“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.”

This surreal incident is hardly an isolated event:

Superintendent Scott Oswald estimated that on some occasions over the last month, officers may have been called to as many as five incidents per day in the district of 1,875 students. …

The increased police involvement follows a May 25 meeting among the Collingswood Police Department, school officials, and representatives from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, where school officials and police both said they were told to report to police any incidents that could be considered criminal, including what Police Chief Kevin Carey called anything “as minor as a simple name-calling incident that the school would typically handle internally.”

The police and schools were also advised that they should report “just about every incident” to the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency, Carey said.

Kids may not be learning much else these days, but they are certain to come out of school with a healthy fear of authorities and the full knowledge that their every word will be evaluated for political correctness.

Zero tolerance for intolerance toward brownies.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and Varla. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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