12 Year Old Special Education Student Charged With Disorderly Conduct After Wetting Pants


Yes, you read the title correctly. A twelve year old, special education student at Danville Middle School in Montour County, PA was charged with disorderly conduct for wetting her Danvillemsfrontpants. School officials and authorities state it was intentional. They have got to be kidding. That’s right, this special education student is just a hardened criminal. What the hell is going on in our schools today? What are these people thinking?

Her mother told the Press Enterprise it happened because her daughter was frightened by the principal.

The girl had been preparing a holiday lunch with her classmates and teachers at Danville Middle School on December 20th.

Her mother said when her daughter refused to go to the kitchen to wash some pots Crayons_handcuffsand pans, teachers summoned principal Kevin Duckwork, who confronted the girl.

She then wet her pants. (CBS3)

It sounds more like this school has no idea what to do with a special education student and is looking for a way to rid themselves of the burden. Earth to Danville Middle School … you have to deal with and educate all of your students, not arrest them.

But Danville Police Chief Eric Gill said school officials are at their “wit’s end” with the girl, and they believe her actions were deliberate.

Pa. girl, 12, charged with crime for wetting pants

Do we live on the planet Earth? The family could avoid a fine if they agree to have the 12 year old special education student do community service? What are they talking about? How about the school might avoid a law suit if they make this whole matter go away!!!

School Superintendent Steve Keifer would not discuss the confrontation, but said that as a general rule the police are called only after “all other alternatives are exhausted.”

Police told the girl’s parents they could probably avoid a fine if they agree to have the girl do community service.

UPDATE: Charge Dropped After Girl Wets Pants At School180

BINGO … We called this one. Looks like Mr. Big Shot School Superintendent Keifer has had a change of heart. Maybe because of the exposure this story received on the internet and in the national media showing what a bunch of imbeciles they were for having a special needs student arrested for wetting her pants. Lord only knows if they kept up the nonsense there was a lawsuit coming down the pike. Here’s an idea … why don’t all those involved at the middle school who had this 12 year old arrested do community service.

Authorities in Danville, Pa., have decided to drop a disorderly conduct charge against a 12-year-old special education student who they accused of deliberately wetting her pants at school.

A school superintendent now says that it was a mistake to bring police into a case of school discipline.

Charges Against Pants Wetting Young Girl Dropped

File this one under, no S%#@ Sherlock. Exactly what epiphany did all of you in authority have that maybe, just maybe it was a wrong thing to arrest a 12 year old special ed student? How any of these people are in charge of children is a scary proposition.

“It was a mistake to bring police into a case of school discipline,” Superintendent Steve Keifer said Thursday.

“I think the situation was one where the parents and school officials were frustrated, and that’s why it was done,” Keifer said. “At the same time, it was probably not a good idea.”

Montour County District Attorney Robert Buehner spoke with Keifer and Gill on Thursday and decided to drop the disorderly conduct charge.

“I think to bring a 12-year-old girl into the criminal justice system, when there are better alternatives, it makes better sense to just let the school district handle it with the child and parents,” Buehner said.


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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “12 Year Old Special Education Student Charged With Disorderly Conduct After Wetting Pants”

    1. Miss-Underestimated on January 5th, 2007 8:07 am

      I think the girls parents should get their daughter out of that school.

      It is obvious that this school is not equipped with the trained individuals to accomodate and teach special ed.

      I agree that all adults in the school involved in this case should attend community service, then have their heads checked to see what occupies that air space.

      Good God, is it a wonder what is going on with kids today, look who is in charge?
      Hey teachers leave those kids alone.

    2. joe bear on January 5th, 2007 8:18 am

      This is wrong.

    3. kay zee ess on January 5th, 2007 9:03 am

      It would seem that the only way to “educate” these so-called misnamed “educators” is to hit them in the pocketbook. I think the parents still have a case. I do not like frivilous lawsuits, but this is not a frivilous case. If they are not qualified to handle their profession they should seek another line of work.

      Threatening a special needs child and arresting her after terrorizing her is reminiscent of the brown-shirt daze of the Third Reich and crystal night, where the Jewish shop owners who had their businesses destroyed had to pay hefty fines and were blamed for the actions of the goons that did the damage.

      These so called teachers involved need to be replaced, pronto.

      I also happen to concur with Miss-Underestimated.

    4. Mike on January 5th, 2007 9:13 am

      Just another example of the death of common sense in our education system.

      Now you know why home schooling is so popular.

    5. old409 on January 7th, 2007 1:21 am

      I live in Pennsylvania and I wouldn’t trust the public school system here to walk my dog. We have a system of State Teachers Colleges here that result in our education system being inbred.
      We graduate our high school students from our schools and the ones wanting to become teachers go to one of our fine(yeah ,right) state teachers colleges and then they return to teach in our public school system. This has been going on for decades and has resulted in an inbred public school system, the results of which can be witnessed by this incident.

    6. Martha Rush on January 17th, 2007 10:22 pm

      This incident reminds me of that Woody Allen routine — “I went to a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.”

      These teachers are not people who should be setting an example for children. Whatever happened to forbearance, patience and a sense of proportion?

      I hope someone can prove me wrong, but the public schools look to be a hive of losers and sadists. Just last December I heard of a case here in Michigan in which a 5 year old girl would not sleep during nap time. She stayed on her mat, she didn’t talk or disturb the other children, but she was wide awake and looking around. The teacher (I use the term loosely) suggested to the kid’s mother that a doctor prescribe ‘something’ to help the child sleep at naptime.

      I have heard in such a way that I believe it, that schools get a bounty for each kid they get on Ritalin.

      Home school if you can. Start a school. You couldn’t do as bad a job as the public school system if you tried.

    7. Nikki on April 3rd, 2007 12:38 pm

      What in the James Brown?

    8. Paul on August 25th, 2015 10:06 pm

      That was shocking that a 12 year old girl was arrested for peeing her pants!

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