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Monday, October 13, 2014

You know you Are on the verge of hysteria When A elementary school child is forced to sign anti-suicide contract for pointing a crayon at classmate

  • Incident occurred at E.R. Dickson Elementary School in Mobile, Alabama
  • Girl's mother said they tried to assess whether her child was depressed
  • Minors cannot sign contracts in Alabama
Joel Christie
The Daily Mail

An Alabama mom is furious that her five-year-old daughter was forced to sign a contract saying 

she will not hurt herself or anyone at school after she pointed a crayon at a classmate. 

The incident occurred at E.R. Dickson Elementary School in Mobile. 

The mom, only identified as Rebecca, said the school asked her toddler, Elizabeth, whether she 


was depressed, which the little girl did not understand. 

'They told me she drew something that resembled a gun,' Rebecca told WPMI-TV

'According to them she pointed a crayon at another student and said, ''pew pew''.' 



The angry mother said the school then had her daughter 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,' Rebecca said. 

'(They) asked her if she was depressed now. 

'Most of these words on here, she's never heard in her life. 

'This isn't right. She's 5-years-old.' 

State law in Alabama outlines that minors cannot sign a contract. 

The school also recommended Elizabeth see a psychiatrist. 


 Rebecca is now fighting to have the incident removed from her child's record, but is also dealing with the aftermath at home. 

'My child interrupted us and said, ''What is suicide mommy? Daddy what is suicide?'' Rebecca told WPMI-TV. 

'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.'





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