A so-called “suicide contract” was forced to be signed by a five-year-old girl named Elizabeth after she “drew something that resembled a gun” and made “pew pew” sounds while holding a crayon. The girl’s mother, Rebecca, wants the record removed from her child’s record, but school officials are demanding that Elizabeth see a psychiatrist.
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Rebecca said E R Dickson school officials crossed the line when they required her daughter to sign a Mobile County Public Safety Contract without her consent.
“While I was in the lobby waiting they had my 5-year-old sign a contract about suicide and homicide,” said Rebecca. “There should be a different way to handle this situation. If this is protocol it needs to be looked at again. My child interrupted us and said, ‘What is suicide mommy? Daddy what is suicide?’ As a parent that’s not right. I’m the one should be able to talk to my child and not have someone else mention words like this in front of her at all.”
The reason that Elizabeth was given a questionnaire to evaluate her for suicidal thoughts was because of the “incident” involving a crayon.
“They told me she drew something that resembled a gun,” said Rebecca. “According to them she pointed a crayon at another student and said, ‘pew pew. [They] asked her if she was depressed now.”
According to WPMI, the suicide contract signed by Elizabeth contains a promise stating that she will not attempt to kill herself or injure others. School officials also made Rebecca take her child home after the incident. As for the demand to go see a psychiatrist, Rebecca believes that advice is unnecessary.