You think you can just twirl a pencil and get away with it? Not in this town.
13-Year-old Ethan Chaplin is screwed. As he was sitting in class a few weeks ago, he began twirling his pencil when his classmate tattled on him claiming that he was spinning his pencil like a gun. Ethan was soon suspended for the incident.
After pretty much everyone on the face of the Earth thought, “Really? This is what we’re doing now?” school officials admitted they made a mistake and backed off from the incident. However, child protection agencies have not.
New Jersey’s Department of Child Protection and Permanency and Department of Children and Families contacted Ethan’s father, Michael, telling him that “they had found an incident of abuse or neglect regarding Ethan because I refused to take him for psychological evaluation.”
In order to try and maintain custody of his son, Michael took Ethan for an evaluation. Ethan was seen by a social worker, had blood drawn and urine taken, and no problem with him was found.
The state of New Jersey is ignoring the testing, demanding that Michael take Ethan for further evaluation. If he doesn’t, New Jersey says they will terminate his parental rights and put Ethan up for adoption.