Angry Mum Pulls Child From School After ‘Jail Cell’ Punishment That Left Daughter In Tears

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An outraged mum has taken the bold decision to pull her daughter out of school after a harsh punishment.

Connie Ramstad, who acted along with her husband, took Alegra, eight, out of Rock Ridge Elementary school in Castle Rock, Colorado, after she was forced to sit in a ‘tiny, cell-like room’ for hours.

Local news channel Denver 7 reports that the youngster was left in the room alone, with no support, as part of a detention.

“They told us she had been crying for hours as if that was the problem. Nobody comforted her,” mum Connie said.

Alegra was shaken by the experience (Image: thedenverchannel.com)
Connie got a call from a Rock Ridge teacher on Tuesday notifying her of her daughter’s situation. She went to school immediately and found Alegra sitting alone and looking frightened. She took photos of the student as she sat in the room.

She added: “I found our girl basically in a jail cell. What they call a detention room. This little room is [about] 2 feet by 4 feet.”

Connie explained that staff told her about how her daughter had threatened another student. She argued that Alegra was sticking up for herself after being bullied.

“‘Why are you being mean to me? Stop being mean to me, or I’m going to tell my mom on you,” Connie recounted, with information according to Alegra.

After the drama, Alegra’s parents have pulled her out of school. They’ve hired attorney (lawyer) Igor Raykin and are considering filing a lawsuit against Rock Ridge.

Connie was outraged (Image: thedenverchannel.com)
“We don’t know how long she’s going be traumatized from that. She’s been sick for three days,” Connie said.

“I see a possible deprivation of civil rights. This is not the way to treat a child,” said Raykin. “Somebody should’ve been on the phone with mom saying ‘look, this is what happened, and this is what we are getting ready to do.’”

The Douglas County School District General Counsel provided Denver 7 with the following statement:

“The safety of our students is of the utmost priority. However, because of the student privacy issues involved in this matter, we cannot discuss the specific facts underlying the allegations.

“We can share that there is a private room in the main office at Rock Ridge Elementary School that is used appropriately for student detention and safety purposes. Photographic images of students in that room are not taken by staff.

“Additionally, the door to the room remains open at all times when a student is present. Students complete school work and are able to leave the room when needed. Further, parents are notified when their child is being placed in the private room, and are free to pick up their children from school on such occasions.

“We are always committed to ensuring a safe learning environment for all students. The school welcomes the opportunity to meet with Rock Ridge families who have additional questions about student discipline policies. Most importantly, we will continue to seek the educational success of every child.”