My partners son took scissors to school!?

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User9797 Mon 18-Mar-19 16:20:06

My partner came home from picking the kiddies up and handed me a plastic wallet with scissors in. The eldest (9) had taken them to school in his pocket and got them out on the playground saying he was going to chop his hair off.. Thoughts?

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corythatwas Mon 18-Mar-19 17:05:07

your partner should tell him he's been silly and that sharp instruments are not allowed in the playground

then ask if he wants a haircut

User9797 Mon 18-Mar-19 18:08:51

Yes we asked him why he took them and he says he didn't and that he found them in his coat pocket but I don't believe that. Told him that he can't be taking things like that to school. And yes maybe I will take him to get a haircut if that's what he wants hahahah

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LetItGoToRuin Tue 19-Mar-19 13:26:39

“Told him that he can't be taking things like that to school”

I would state it much more strongly than that. While doing it once might be considered an error of judgement, I would explain that if he takes anything else to school that might be interpreted as a ‘weapon’, the school would have to report him to the police and he’d be in very serious trouble. I’d also warn of serious sanctions at home for any repeat of this.

If, as a parent, I found out that a 9-y-o child in my DC’s school took scissors into the playground, I’d be concerned. If they did it a second time, I’d raise a serious complaint with the school.

Witchend Tue 19-Mar-19 13:39:58

At our juniors scissors was on the list of things they had to take into school, so it's not as simple as they shouldn't take scissors into school.

I would have a chat with him about why he did it, and impress on him the potential seriousness of blades in general.

User9797 Tue 19-Mar-19 13:45:02

Yes I did say to him that it can be considered a weapon and is very dangerous in the wrong hands even if it's not him that was using them someone could get a hold of them etc. He wouldn't come out with the truth though. He has been getting into trouble a lot in school lately I just don't know what to do to help him change his behaviour

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