From online story comments and Facebook
On seclusion incident at Milton elementary school: Although I disagree with how the situation was allegedly handled, I would still hope that the young man was lectured about respecting his teacher when she first requested he give her the Play-Doh. A lack of respect at this age is only a precursor to greater issues further down the line.
Sometimes all you can do is isolate. Trying to calm a child doesn’t always work. They get too overwhelmed and putting them by themselves is the best approach, in a secure room where they cannot harm themselves or others.
Sounds like the boy has a parenting problem to me if he is acting like this. If he is not disciplined at home, the school must do something or remove him from public school. I am guessing this is not his first time.
You have to do something with an out of control kid, but the closet would not be the answer. There must be a room or an office the kid could sit in, and if he was violently out of control, the school should have called the police.
—Joe From Wisconsin
On Sunday story, “Janesville policy changes aim to make downtown a destination”: This is fabulous! Stay positive and progress forward!
—Sue Duesterbeck Burkart
The pop-up store idea is interesting. What is it going to take to actually make this happen?
Well, until they get people living downtown, it will still be a desert. All those empty, upper floors in those buildings should be turning into condos that people buy, not rent.
I’ve got an idea! Since Milwaukee Street changed to two-way, and Court Street is about to be, let’s take it one better. The Rock River flows north to south. Change it so that it flows both ways! Just think what that will do for downtown’s prospects!
People who keep complaining about the two-way streets should just move, stay on Milton Avenue or settle in at the Huntington Place. If you can’t handle it, you probably shouldn’t have a driver’s license in the first place.
On Hedberg Library expanding access to 1.3 million more items: Compliments to the Hedberg Library and everyone who works there. They are professional and courteous and among the greater assets of Janesville.
On Walker’s plan to drug test food stamp users: I can see the traffic jam headed south from Milwaukee to Chicago already.
It’s a great idea. A lot of employers require a drug test prior to hiring. Why should a hard-working individual subsidize a drug user’s grocery cart?
Witaxman, I agree. Let’s start with our top employee, Scott Walker, and work our way down from there. They are our employees, and I think a lot of you may be surprised.
On Trump endorsing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore: So according to our great leader, the morals of a man don’t matter—only the way he will vote. This is why we are in the mess we are in now. Welcome to the new swamp!
No surprise here. Typical sickening politics going on with both parties. At least Trump is being upfront about his reasoning.
The “morals” of the other candidate, Doug Jones, pale in comparison to “allegations” from 40 years ago against Moore (that have yet to be proven). On Oct. 3, Jones stated that a woman should have the right to an abortion all the way up until the day before the baby is delivered. Where are the “morals”?
On Badgers loss in Big Ten championship: Badgers can hold their heads up proud. If they hadn’t stumbled in the first half, it may have been a different story. But, hey, that is football.