When I first saw the news of a man being arrested at his children’s school, because his 4 year old daughter had drawn a picture of a gun. I thought wow America is going crazy.
Then I found out that this did not happen in America, it was right here in Ontario. Kitchener to be exact.
Man shocked by arrest after daughter draws picture of gun at school
A Kitchener father is upset that police arrested him at his children’s’ school Wednesday, hauled him down to the station and strip-searched him, all because his four-year-old daughter drew a picture of a gun at school.
“I’m picking up my kids and then, next thing you know, I’m locked up,” Jessie Sansone, 26, said Thursday.
“I was in shock. This is completely insane. My daughter drew a gun on a piece of paper at school.”
The school principal, police and child welfare officials, however, all stand by their actions. They said they had to investigate to determine whether there was a gun in Sansone’s house that children had access to.
A second article was also published from therecord.com.
A plastic toy gun is to blame for the mayhem that saw a man arrested at his daughter’s school this week.
It was found in the home of the Kitchener father of four after he was arrested over a drawing his daughter drew at the school on Wednesday. Jessie Sansone was strip-searched but not charged.
Sansone’s four-year-old daughter Neaveh had drawn a picture of a man holding a gun and said it was her daddy, triggering fears that the family home contained a weapon that was a threat to the children.
The school board, police and child welfare officials all say proper procedure was followed in the case.
I can remember being a young child, a little older 4. Playing with my G.I. Joe toys, watching countless cartoons with guns and all kinds of military equipment. I even had a whole collection of toy guns.
I would also draw guns, tanks, helicopters, etc. on a daily basis. This is what children do. They soak up [like a sponge] information from their surroundings and their imagination takes over.
A little girl drawing a picture of her dad [who I would imagine she looks up to] with a gun, leading to his arrest is absurd. An arrest I may add with zero evidence to support it. No gun was found before his arrest, no search of his home was conducted before the arrest, there where no witnesses.
The arrest was based simply off of the imagination of a four year old child.
Just give it a moment to let that sink in. Here in Canada you can be arrested at your child’s school, strip searched and thrown into a cell. Because your child used their imagination.
Any question of Canada quickly becoming a police state is quickly fading into how intense of a police state will it become?