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Mom: 5-year-old forced to sign ‘no suicide contract’ at school

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MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) – An Alabama mother is upset after her 5-year-old was forced to sign a controversial contract at school without her consent.

According to WPMI, the contract states that the child will not kill or injure herself and others.

Rebecca, the 5-year-old’s mother, says her daughter was sent home after an incident in class.

“They told me she drew something that resembled a gun,” said Rebecca. “According to them she pointed a crayon at another student and said, ‘pew pew,”

Rebecca told WPMI her child was then given a questionnaire to evaluate her for suicidal thoughts.

While Rebecca was waiting in the lobby, her child had to sign a “Safety Contract” stating she wouldn’t kill herself or others.

“This isn’t right. She’s 5-years-old,” said Rebecca. “Most of these words on here, she’s never heard in her life.”

According to Alabama state law, minors cannot legally sign a contract.

WPMI says Rebecca is pushing to have the incident removed from her child’s record.

The mother says school officials have requested that her daughter see a psychiatrist.

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