Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
The teacher scolded the young girl, telling her to get down off a chair.
The girl didn’t like being told to take a “time out,” and neither did some of her friends.
They went home and concocted a plot to kill the teacher. They are third graders.
As part of their scheme, they collected a crystal paperweight, duct tape and handcuffs, and a broken steak knife.
The plan was to hit the teacher over the head with the paperweight, secure her with the tape and handcuffs, then stab her with the knife. Some kids were instructed to cover school windows so no one could see inside. Others would clean up afterwards.
On WISN today, I asked the audience what I termed to be one of the toughest questions I’ve ever posed on talk radio: What do you do with kids ages 8 and 9 in a case like this. They’re too young to be tried as adults and to be placed in a juvenile detention center.
The solution isn’t simple, though most callers said the parents need to be punished. I submit and some callers agreed that these kids need to be removed from school, away from the majority of youngsters who are good and want to learn.
Unfortunately, the hand wringers are out in full force, suggesting the kids didn’t mean it, probably were incapable of going through with their devious plot, and it’s probably the fault of TV, movies and video games.
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