If our society was mirroring George Orwell's classic novel "1984, this story wouldn't even have been news worthy. I believe that if the government had the power to arrest people just because of what they deem inappropriate thoughts, they would do it in a heart beat. With political correctness, that is in a sense what is happening now. Can you imagine your child being arrested for writing down on paper what he or she had on their mind? An 11 year old boy at the request from his therapist was told to write down his thoughts as a way to channel his behavior away from disrupting his class. This was the consequences.
This was clearly an overreaction by the boy's school. Now because of his arrest, the experience of going to jail will probably cause him more psychological problems then he had before he was handcuffed, finger printed and put in a jail cell.