Family Questions Arrest of Cy-Fair 4th-Grader

Carol Christian, Chron, October 11, 2012

Relatives of a 10-year-old boy are asking why the Cypress-Fairbanks school district found it necessary to arrest a fourth-grader after he threw a plastic container at a teacher.

The boy, who attends Emmott Elementary School, remained in custody Thursday at the Harris County Juvenile Detention Center, 1200 Congress, in downtown Houston, where community activist Quanell X called a news conference.

“You mean to tell me that in 2012 we’re now locking away children in elementary school for just disrupting the learning environment?” Quanell said. “The zero tolerance policy should be done away with.”

A spokeswoman for the school district said Thursday that federal privacy laws limit what she could disclose about the incident, but she said the family’s description of what happened was inconsistent with that of campus personnel.

“It includes inaccuracies,” spokeswoman Kelli Durham said. “Assault of a public servant—and teachers are considered public servants—is against the law.”

Photos of the boy’s classroom, taken by a district employee after the incident, showed the room in disarray, with chairs upended and reading materials strewn about the floor.

Anna Patterson, the boy’s great-grandmother and legal guardian, said he has a court appearance scheduled for Friday morning at the detention center, but she didn’t know when he would be released.

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In the two semesters the boy has attended the school, at 11750 Steeple Way Blvd., Patterson said he had been suspended more times than she could count. But the suspensions were unjustified, she said.

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The boy is on medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Patterson said, and had an appointment scheduled Thursday to see a therapist at Depelchin Children’s Center.

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Anna Patterson and Quanell X

 

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  • Great-grandmothers sure are young these days.  Realistically, I suppose that one could be in her forties. 

    • JackKrak

      Yep.

      Also, how is it that the chain of custody has managed to skip TWO generations in this case????

  • Quanell X!  He tough guy…

  • Jed Sant Devi

    Doesn’t it make you mad when the daily black baby story comes across the TV news, and the reporters never ask who’s the daddy or where’s the daddy or we tried to reach the daddy for comment?

    Why does MSM just consent that the vanishing father culture of the black community never needs emphasis on the news?   They treat White prejudice as more of a social scourge than the BRA Diversity scourge itself.

    • Tom_in_Miami

      It’s not just that “the reporters never ask who’s the daddy or where’s the daddy or we tried to reach the daddy for comment?”

      It seems to be increasingly a problem with finding the mother or (in this case) the grandmother.

  • Ernest

    What’s a Quanell XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX?

  • I know I always wear a bow-tie when I want to be taken serious, or when I want to pretend I’m James Bond.

  • Puggg


    In the two semesters the boy has attended the school, at 11750 Steeple
    Way Blvd., Patterson said he had been suspended more times than she
    could count. But the suspensions were unjustified, she said.

    There’s the answer to why the future felon was arrested.  If this was his first offense, he probably would not have been.  But because he’s been suspended often, he was probably on a short leash.  I bet some of his prior suspensions involved offenses way more serious than throwing a bottle.

    If a thrown bottle hits a certain kind of person in the wrong spot, it could cause a chain reaction that results in serious injury.

  • bluffcreek1967

    Oh oh, I see a Nation of Islam member or sympathizer in that photo! The suit, bow-tie, and angry finger-pointing sort of gives it away.  

  • MekongDelta69

    In the two semesters the boy has attended the school, at 11750 Steeple Way Blvd., Patterson said he had been suspended more times than she could count. But the suspensions were unjustified, she said.

    Well, OF COURSE they weren’t. It must have been ‘academic racism.’

    And who the hell would ever want Quanell XYZ (b. Quanell Ralph Evans) to be your spokesman?

  • IstvanIN

    Remember where, in a classroom, they used to put the picture of George Washington?  Replace that with a wide angle HD camera and record the entire school day on hard drive.  Cheap and easy.  Then there would be no argument about whether or not Shitavious was misbehaving or not.

    • If I was a teacher, that’s exactly what I would do.

      I disagree about there being no argument.

      First of all, I would be crucified for recording them without their knowledge or their consent.

      Regardless of what the video showed, I can guarantee that blacks would find a way to turn it around to make the kid look like the victim. 

      • Up to my neck in CA

        Cameras be rayciss! It only follows poor black boys.

  • RisingReich

    I love how darkies think that by putting on a suit, bow tie, and cuff links they will magically become ‘respectable’.   Queayshowahahahbenan-X looks like a fool in that pic, IMHO.

  • Bad_Mr_Frosty

    So they are putting disruptive bantus on ADD meds now. Great, now they’re not just little thugs, but little thugs on speed.

  • Spare the taser, spoil the child.

  • MerlinV

    So sad. It appears we need miniature Bantu prisons for miniature Bantus. As seen all over the world, Africans are a more primitive and aggressive people than other non-African people. Arabs following close behind.

  • Hey, Anna Patterson,

      What about the rights of the OTHER children and their right to be educated in an environment free of the disruptive antics of  your great-grandson ?

      And how about paying for the damages that he caused ?

      The same questions are for you, Quanell X, community agitator…

  • Whirlwinder

    Education is not about babysitting kids with nureological problems. It appears from the reports that this kid was a problem from kindergarden on. He has trashed the classroom for the last time and the teacher snapped. Apparently, the kid did not get enough self esteem lessons or something. Should never have been in regular school

  • LHathaway

    i’m guessing had the teacher smacked the 4th grader down, it would have been perceived as even worse. What is it they say? with blacks you can never win.