New Jersey Threatens To Pull Teen From Home For "Non-Conforming Behavior"

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

While this story is not new, I must have missed it back in April when it first broke and it is absolutely incredible. The reason I am posting on it today is because we have new information which turns an already shocking story into something far more terrifying.So let’s get into some background first.

This is the story of Ethan Chaplin, who back in April was twirling a pencil in his seventh grade classroom in Vernon, NJ. One of the class bullies saw an opportunity to be a jerk and yelled: “He’s making gun motions, send him to juvie.”

Rather than demonstrating any sort of common sense, the teacher apparently had a panic attack and reported him, which resulted in a two-day suspension. Here’s what Vernon Superintendent Charles Maranzano had to say about it:

“We’re responsible for their mental and physical health and safety and security. When a student misbehaves or displays actions that are non-conforming or don’t meet our expectations, it causes us some concerns.”

I guess I don’t understand what schools are like these days, but the classes I grew up in were filled to the brim with misbehavior to the extent that a twirling pencil would be seen as a positive indicator of student interaction. Somehow, we all survived.

As if that part of the story isn’t bizarre enough, Ethan wasn’t allowed to return to class until he underwent a psychological evaluation in which he was forced to strip and give blood samples that caused him to pass out (sounds a lot like how police in New Mexico force anal probes on citizens for no reason).

Amazingly, the saga manages to get even worse. Just today, we find out that New Jersey is threatening to take Ethan away from his father. Incredibly, the state is claiming that the prior psychological evaluation wasn’t sufficient and more testing needs to be done. Since his father Michael is pushing back, the loss of custodianship has been threatened. Absolutely insane.

Here’s a must watch short video from PIX11 News on the incident:

I suppose this is an example of that amazing “quality of life” Chris Christie keeps referring to…

This Huffington Post article from early April was the source of much of the information in this post.

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wintermute's picture

Big government nanny state coupled with moronic political correctness and health and safety lunacy means that the individual is now a unit which can only be: conforming or defective.

Defective human units need to be sanctioned and reprogrammed, including their "care-givers".

john39's picture

Orwell's timing was off... but he got the rest of it about right.

ZerOhead's picture

Orwell was an optimist...

john39's picture

"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever."- Orwell

optimist might be a bit of a stretch...

yellowsub's picture

Really couldn't he have picture the world with like swedish blondes all over the place instead as our future?

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Anybody who has their kids in public schools is an irresponsible parent.

macholatte's picture


Years ago a friend had a very close call with the O/T numb skull “authorities” and almost lost her kids and was looking at jail. The incident: while cooking Thanksgiving dinner the mom was moving a vat-o-potatoes from the stove to the sink when 4 year old daughter ran into the kitchen and plowed into mom. The boiling water spilled onto the little girl’s arm causing a severe burn. Mom & dad head off to emergency room where they are accused of child abuse. Fortunately, they had a house full of friends who were all interviewed by the cops to determine the story. After 2 weeks of hell the charges were dropped.

Very scary shit when the “authorities” hammer good people.

wintermute's picture

In the UK my friend and his wife who are devoted to their children had to explain in detail the circumstances how their 14 year old son sustained injuries in falling from a tree. It was only when seated in the hospital, at the mercy of similar numb-skull state-lings that they realized with horror that they might actually be accused of causing a deliberate injury and the risk they had just taken. They had unknowingly risked losing their son to foster-care in order to seek medical treatment for him!

The modern state is now seriously sick.

cynicalskeptic's picture

Schools basically tell kids that they can accuse their parents of abuse when parents are trying to get them to behave and hold them accountable.  I've seen it happen.  

It's rare for parents to actually do a good job at parenting - but if you do so you will find that you spend a good amount of time trying to keep schools from screwing them up.   Bullies are never held accountable - which likely explains many of the school shootings - kids pushed too far who snap.  THAT you never hear reported.

I've got a great kid who's at the top of his class - popular and friends with a wide range of groups.  In middle school he was sent home WITH a broken arm two days after we had been in school complaining about the behavior of a bully.   The kid responsible was never punished or held accountable - nor was the incompetent nurse who missed the broken arm.   Un f'in believable.

But sadly the private schools often have WORSE kids - the ones actually thrown out of public schools or the spoiled kids of the wealthy who think they can do anything and get away with it (which history shows they can).

Lore's picture

Seems to me that certain kinds of people are attempting to turn government into the biggest, most deranged bully -- or terrorist, depending on your vernacular.

asdasmos's picture

Posted Elsewhere:


1) The taxes are not worth the value being returned.

I don't have a problem paying taxes, so long as they go to something worthwhile. I will end up paying around 33% - an entire 1/3rd of my income - in my 2013 tax return. Yes, I am getting a refund, but when I am paying tens of thousands of dollars and not getting the services I should receive for that investment in my country, celebrating the return of a few hundred dollars seems absurd.

Where is my benefit from my government for all of this? Do I have free healthcare? No. Do I have a world class education for my child? No. Do I have any kind of guaranteed income should I lose my job? No.

No, instead, I have a country which is the only one in the world to tax its overseas citizens. A country that bails out banks who prey on those who just want a home to raise a family when they become insolvent - but when it happens to me, and I short sell my home, the IRS is there, ready to tax me on "phantom income" - forgiven debt.

I have a country that spends billions on fighting wars for political gain, but does nothing when there actually is evidence of WMD use against others. A country that hemorrhages so much money on military spending, it must turn around and take loans against my child's future - her income - in order to continue to pay for programs we don't need.

2) I'm tired of people being surprised that I'm American because I have manners, common courtesy, and the ability to see the other side of issues.

Seriously, the number of people I meet who think Americans are rascal-riding land whales (like in the movie Wall-E) with handle-bar mounted machine guns, a sack of Big Macs in the front basket, a clinical addiction to NASCAR, and a passion for the modern day artist that is Jerry Springer - it's just too much. I've been introducing myself as Canadian because apparently I'm so polite, that's where they mostly assume I'm from.

3) The fact that none of this is ever going to change, regardless of what party is in charge, and the fact that the American government continues to shred the constitution a little more each year, until it doesn't even matter anymore.

You may not think of America as a police state, but it is. Nobody's going to come grab you in the middle of the night, unless you're reported as a terrorist of some kind. At that point, just forget about "police work" and get ready for the SWAT team.

Nobody is going to take your children way from you, unless Child Protective Services is called, and someone decides - for whatever reason - that it's "in the child's best interest" to be removed.

Nobody is ever going to interfere with your access to medicine, unless you're trying to get something that isn't ridiculously expensive from another country; in that case, get ready for being charged as a drug trafficker.

Nobody is going to freeze your bank accounts, passport, and other means of movement, unless the IRS believes you haven't given them enough money. Suddenly you have debt to prove isn't there, and it will all get "sorted out" at the blistering fast speed of government efficiency. Or you could just pay the amount they say and it all ends quickly.

4) The fact that the future for my child in the US is so dark.

All this debt, and it's going to fall on her and her children. She's broke, and she doesn't even know it yet. Disgusting.

Well, I count myself fortunate that I don't own a home in the US - it affords me the ability to even consider leaving it all behind. There's so much propaganda about how wonderful America is but, when you look at it without those rosy lenses on, what you really see is horrifying.



NidStyles's picture

It's torturous to sit through a conversation with what they call themselves these days, "Patriots".

Zero sense of perspective and filled with so much BS that they are literally borderline imbeciles if not outright. These are people that can function normally with the amount of cognitive dissonance that they have going on in their head, so it's obvious that they are somewhat mentally there, just they are not seeing things for what they are. Like they are delusional, but functionally delusional. 


GetZeeGold's picture



I'm a public school official...and I'm here to help.



Calmyourself's picture

Where did you find these "Patriots" you speak of, Wally World parking lot? I feel the same about liberal internationalists, no perspective and could not be more ignorant of history than these "Patriots" of yours..  Stupidity is epidemic.

AnAnonymous's picture

I don't have a problem paying taxes, so long as they go to something worthwhile.

Useless to read beyond. Paying taxes bring something worthwhile: being acknowledged as a productive member of an 'american' middle class.

It tells it all.

effendi's picture

You should have gone to a good lawyer and commenced legal actions against that school and any teachers involved. A broken arm caused by the actions of a bully is a forceable result of the the negligence of the school and its staff. Sue them for pain, suffering, humiliation,medical expenses, loss of future earnings potential etc etc. A 6 figure cost (legal costs and payout) will get the school to make sure that bully is expelled and punished. Also try and get assault charges against the bully.

Terminus C's picture

Tell your kid to find the bully in a back alley and lay the bat to him until he's pulp.  That stops the bully, and future bullies.  Teach your kids how, and when to fight.  Stop relying on others to protect you.

petolo's picture

To put a twist on things: when i was caring for my geriatric Mother (alzheimers) i was ccharged with elder abuse when she was walking down our dirt road and was picked up by the polizei. Here in Canada, they have a Parent Protection Program. My motto is Fuck Social Workers.They may not carry guns but are just as sadistic as the polizei. 

Froman's picture

Most physicians are as big pieces of shit as the lawyers/politicians.  My sister and brother-in-law are both physicians that did their residencies at Harvard hospitals (you can tell they both are Harvard men/women because they both wash their hands before they use the restroom instead of after...yet I digress)  My sister-in-law is a proud libritard that has absolutley no common sense I know that is redundant.  She is exactly the same as my cousin who is also a physician. Both are the exact type of doctor that you describe in your post that had only seen the child once (no prior treatment or interaction with the family to determine a pattern of "accidents") would never listen to what the parents say happened becasue she knows she is smarter than everyone else in the entire freaking country, would call child services in a freaking New York minute so she could pat herself on the back and tell her Libritard doctor friends how she "did the right thing" and then never admit that she was wrong or apologize for the trouble that she had caused the family for not listening to the parents in the first place.  Take a look at the Justina Pellentier case...moron doctors at one hospital emergency room alledging child abuse and a full on libritard Massachusetts piece of shit judge removing the girl from her family for almost a year. 

DblAjent's picture

(you can tell they both are Harvard men/women because they both wash their hands before they use the restroom instead of after...

I thought only Immigration Officers did that!

JuliaS's picture

Same thing happened to a family friend. They used some traditional medicine to deal with a child's flu - one that involves putting vacuum jars on the back. PE teacher saw redness and police was called in. Was 2 days before the parents even got to see the kid - until it was confirmed that the redness was indeed a result of the flu treatment.

The kids - they're not yours. You sign them away pretty much the moment they're born. The birth certificate is the main document that transfers "ownership" to the state. They're just letting you share the cost of raising them.

Listen to Michael Badnarik's lecture on the Constitution, that can be found on youtube. It's 6 hours long, but is packed with information, including this subject. Worth every minute.

Ignatius's picture

Personal Sovereignty is under attack from institutions, bureacracies and "experts" everywhere.

A cartel of authority, so to speak.  This is why they denigrate "conspiracy"; or as I like to think of it, 'common sense' and 'independent thinking'.

zerozulu's picture

Is Eric Cantor's fate teaches people any thing????

BlindMonkey's picture

You got 534 to go before the lesson is learned.

prains's picture

Anybody who has their kids in public schools is an irresponsible parent.


what's the alternative?

SF beatnik's picture

I wish we could shut down the whole fucking school system and start all over again. We all be better off with NO school. Teach your own kids as best you can. Theyll turn out a lot better.

Lore's picture

From what I gather, "Common Core Curriculum" ought to infuriate responsible American parents and guardians.

OldPhart's picture

That has already started.

shovelhead's picture

I got your Common Core right here.

I couldn't find the article that had an excerpt from it but it was straight up porn with throbbing and spurting.

Nice for the kiddies.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

"What's the alternative?"

Really? There are lots of alternatives.

Homeschooling is the obvious one. There are tons of resources out there to help you do it.

Or private school. Or, hire a tutor. Or, if you can't afford that, get together with some like minded parents and share the cost. Or, start your own school, even. The amount of potential profit in a private school is absurd.

Uncle Remus's picture

But that would require time, effort and a reprioritzation of precious financial resources away from my vices and addictions.

Postal's picture

And the circle is complete: Vices and addictions cause kids.

ebworthen's picture

The shackles of our slavery are formed one bureaucratic link at a time.

The psychologist, the principal, the teacher, the police officer, the court appointed evaluator, the innumerable clerks and bailiffs punching their card...too afraid to speak out...too afraid to lose the pension, the healthcare, the salary...too frightened to use their own hearts and to say "NO!".

And if they do...they are replaced by one, then another, then many desperate for the job, the income, the "benefits" that they look the other way...they go along...they do as they are instructed...they ignore their conscience and soul to become a gear - a cog - a spring - a dial...rotating, ticking, unwinding or winding, spinning in the inhuman machine.

This entire farce of a society would fall apart overnight if people weren't so afraid of losing nothing but shame and gaining their souls...but they cower...they hide...they perform and march...they check off the check boxes and go get get a pizza and watch a buy the baubles...the toys...the whirligigs that entrance the passions of the unthinking child, the wayward brute, the lustful lecherous homunculus.

prains's picture

Dude how do you think the GDP"onzi" works? It's all about creating layers of inaccountability, fuck man Oceania wasn't built in a millenia

nodhannum's picture

The reason these party apparatchiki don't say no is that most of them produce "nothing" but PC BS. None of these people could even produce a fart after a Boston Baked Bean Dinner.

NidStyles's picture

Well it's good to know that if all else fails I will have the fart industry to fall back on..

NidStyles's picture

Have you ever noticed how all of those people hide behind those labels and deny being human, as it would negate their ability to appear objective and informed to the masses.  It's like they think they would appear less the expert, if it's revealed that they are truly human and filled with flaws like the rest of us...


As if they can't imagine or tolerate admitting that they could ever possibly be wrong.

cherry picker's picture

Thanks for using the word soul. It is something that can not easily be defined, if at all, but represents what this life may be about.

We have all played the game you describe one time or another.  I won't play it anymore.

I wasn't created to be a slave-bot to feed war mongers and military/corporate/.gov.

I was created free with a mind of my own.  I intend on dying that way.


CH1's picture

Well said, cp. Thank you.

Anasteus's picture

Well written. Fear is the best ally of tyrants; it does most of the nasty work without moving a finger.

The fact that decent people are afraid of criminals and psychopaths demonstrates how deep we've sunk and how little we've learnt from history; the fact by itself is shocking. Overcoming fear is a crucial precondition to progress; the change of the system will then be just a side effect. Without this the people pave the way for total tyranny.

mc225's picture

public school, private school, home schooling, playing hooky... it's all part of the abusement park we call 'society'.


MeelionDollerBogus's picture

"abusement park" - yoink! I'll buy that for a dollar

therover's picture

I am going to bump it up a notch. Regardless of where one sends their children to school, an irresponsbile parent is one who assumes strangers are going to teach their children.

stuman's picture

I agree with the sentiment, but the "anyone's" in society are not created with equal opportunities. Many families out there are by necessity, 2 working parents. Also, every parent is (sadly) not a good educator or teacher. It does take some effort and skill to "reach" even your own children. It takes having a good relationship with the child/children to have the lines of communication open enough to be truly effective.

There are alternatives, such as Charter Schools, where legal. Private institutions if the finances are available.

But sadly, there are vast numbers of families out there where "home schooling" or private is out of reach or impracticable.

That said, those that have the ability and desire, typically do a great job at the home schooling. Some even do it for 1/2 day, where the parents focus on the "core" studies, but allow the child to go to school for extra-curricular or elective classes. Which also helps with their social behavior growth. Some who have only had home school, find themselves quite naive and unprepared in many ways once they finally are outside the home and on their own, for either higher education or work (or marriage)

Anyway, like I said, I agree with the sentiment...but I do not believe it's as black and white as you stated ;)


TruthHunter's picture

Buckaroo: "Anybody who has their kids in public schools is an irresponsible parent."



If you can't afford private school, home school.  Anybody can afford that.

Apocalicious's picture

Not if there is only one parent, who must work. What do they do?

All Risk No Reward's picture

He did...  for Emmanuel Goldstein and those at the top implementing The Theory and Practic of Oligarchical Collectivism.

TruthHunter's picture

"couldn't he have picture the world with like swedish blondes all over the place"

That was Huxley's  Brave New World. 

We actually have kind of a hybrid of the two, except in North Korea.

CrazyCooter's picture


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