In a shocking incident in Florida, a police officer named Lt. Michael Schoenbrod from the Department of Children and Families made headlines for his treatment of his 3-year-old son. Disturbing footage captured by a police uniform camera revealed Lt. Schoenbrod placing his son behind bars on multiple occasions, one time even handcuffing him, as a form of discipline for wetting his pants.
He said he told his son that he was a cop and that he takes bad boys to jail who don’t follow the law. Schoenbrod said that the boy had to be potty trained by 3 to be able to go to a certain facility.
This distressing act has sparked widespread outrage among internet users, who have been vocal about their disapproval of such extreme measures being taken against a young child. The incident raises questions about the appropriate response to a situation involving a 3-year-old, who is still in the process of learning and developing proper bathroom habits. Some users urged the importance of Children’s Rights.
Lt. Schoenbrod’s decision to imprison his son for something as natural as a potty-training accident seems highly disproportionate and concerning. It is important to consider alternative, more compassionate disciplinary methods when dealing with young children, prioritizing their emotional well-being and understanding their stage of development.