December 28, 2023 at 12:29 pm

School Principal Told Two Little Kids to Go Home Without Supervision, So Concerned Citizen Called The Cops

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: Reddit/AITA/Pexels

Here’s a pro tip: never dare someone to call the cops on you unless you’re willing to deal with the consequences.

In other words, if you mess around, you’re gonna find out.

And this story from Reddit is a perfect example of what I’m talking about.

Check out what happened.

“What are you going to do about it? Call the cops?”

“I was a senior in high school when all the sudden I got sick at school and had to be sent home.

Because my car was in the shop, Mom had to come get me. It’s about 9:30 AM when this happened.

Their mom got a big surprise.

As we’re driving up a (very) busy street, we see two 7-8 year old kids (we’ll call them Frank and Zelda) trying to cross. Worried, Mom pulls over to see what’s going on. The conversation went roughly as follows.

Mom: Kids, are you guys okay? What are you two doing here?

Frank: Dr. Idiot said we couldn’t come to school early so he sent us home.

Mom knows this guy…

Now Mom is very familiar with Dr. Idiot. He was the principal at the elementary school my younger brother was attending at the time.

My brother, Mark, was going through some behavioral issues at the time and Mom was commonly called to the office….to the point they were on a first name basis. Not that he allowed her to use his first name because “I have a Doctorate in Education! So it’s Doctor Idiot!”

So in other words he was an Entitled Idiot.

There was a gas station ten feet away so Mom tells Frank and Zelda to meet us there.

We pulled in, got some water for the kids as it was a hot day and Mom calls Dr. Idiot’s cell phone.

The conversation went roughly as follows.

Idiot: This is Dr. Idiot

Mom: Hi, this is Mark’s Mom. I have two kids here named Frank and Zelda and they say they were sent home early?

Idiot: Yes, their parents dropped them off at 6 AM because they had to work. Something about mandatory overtime. Of course we’re not a daycare so I just told the kids to go home and wait for the bus.

Mom: Are you KIDDING me?! We’re 5 miles away from the school! They walked all that way! It’s a wonder they weren’t hit by a car or kidnapped!

Idiot: What are you going to do about it? Call the cops? (Click)

Mom was absolutely floored but she decided to give Dr. Idiot a nice dose of reality.

It was time to teach this guy a lesson.

At the time, we lived in a small town. How small? So small that sometimes the Chief of Police would have to walk the beat. And that day, he happened to be a block or so away from the gas station. When he got the call, he arrived, got the whole story from not only Frank and Zelda but from Mom and me.

And, being a father of 2 elementary aged kids himself, he was MAD. He looked at Mom and said

Chief of Police: It’s time I had some words with Dr. Idiot.

The Chief of Police drove Frank and Zelda to the school in the squad car (which they were super excited about), personally escorted them to their class and then marched to Dr. Idiot’s office and proceed to tear him a new *******, telling Dr. Idiot that he’d help the parents press charges on him for child endangerment…among other things.

From that day on, Dr. Idiot allowed Frank and Zelda to be at the school early on the days their parents had mandatory overtime.”

And here’s how Reddit users reacted.

One person thinks they know what this principal was thinking.

Source: Reddit/AITA

Another reader talked about how chaotic schools are these days.

Source: Reddit/AITA

This individual talked about their kid’s principal…

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Another Reddit user said he could have handled this much differently.

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And one individual made a good point…

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It sounds like this guy needs to lose his job.

He shouldn’t be working with kids!

If you liked this post, you might want to read this story about a teacher who taught the school’s administration a lesson after they made a sick kid take a final exam.