The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 3, 1997 · Page 12
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 12

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Wednesday, December 3, 1997
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THE PALM BEACH POST WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3. 1997 12A Play nice, judge orders brawling schoolgirls 1 0 V "definitely a solution." "I think he was trying to send a message to each of them and say that you two are going to have to get along," Dennis said. At Miller Elementary School, where Cassandra and Kytan are in the same classroom, educators say a court order is unnecessary and potentially harmful. "The public needs to trust us," said Assistant Superintendent Karl Klimek. "We're not trying to hurt either child. We're trying to resolve this so that it becomes a positive learning experience." Under the original order, the girls couldn't be on the same piece of property together meaning Cassandra could have been in violation simply by going to school. Cassandra stayed home from school last week for fear of being arrested, but she showed up Monday. Kytan was in school last week but stayed home Monday. The new order to behave applies to both girls and allows them to remain in the same classroom "in sight of each other." Cassandra's attorney, Michael Dennis, said the ruling was Stdonn I 4 Cruise 1998 collection shew 1 A id' Thursday, December 4 ' r 1 0 am to 4 pm ; St. John North Palm Beach I Friday, December 5 10 am to 4 pm St. John Boca Raton tch a glimpse of the colors of spring ! evening cruisewear. tentative Jilt Martin happy to assist you vith your selections. A!prosecutor and educators say the feud shouldn't have ended up in court. The Associated Press j MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. Stepping into a hair-pulling, name-calling dispute that went from the schoolhouse to the courthouse, a judge Monday ordered two 10-year-old girls to play nice or risk going to jail, f "If one of you looks crosseyed to the other, you're going to come back here," Circuit Judge Michael Schwartz warned fifth-grade classmates Kytan Schultz and Cassandra Reibel in an after-school hearing. LJ'No more harassment, no more threats, no more obsceni-ties" or vulgar names, no more pulling hair, no more threats to the family, no more threatening calls to each other or relatives," he; said. "If one of you causes problems to the other, I'm going to put you in the juvenile hold." i Schwartz, who didn't specify how long he could confine them, cracked down on both girls during a hearing in which he was asked to lift another judge's personal protection order issued Nov. 21 on behalf of Kytan. The girls only nodded during the stern lecture and stuck close to their parents as they left court. I The fact that the case was in court at all caused a furor in this Detroit suburb. A prosecutor -called it an abuse of the court system, and educators say it could subvert their efforts to teach children how to get along. "Where did we get this idea that every dispute between children has to wind up before a circuit court judge?" asked prosecutor Carl Marlinga, who was not involved in the case. "I think it's a ridiculous waste of time." Kytan's mother, Deborah Schultz, said her request for the original order was a matter of taking care of her child after a year of abuse. "When your children are hurting, isn't it the parent's responsibility to see to the protection?" Mrs. Schultz said. "I'm sick of it and I'm not going to take it anymore." the perfect gift r : I 7 Jacobson's 11700 U.S. Highway 1 North Palm Beach (561) 626-5800 Mizner Park Boca Raton (561) 394-4122 JaoohsonSi Jonw (I Rate New York Handsewn Hombre-striped lacquered-straw tote. 260.00. In Handbags, on 1 . In all our Florida stores. To order, call 1 -800-555-SHOP, item reference P831 , 9.00 delivery fee, allow two weeks for delivery. Complimentary Gift Box Wrap Open a Jacobson's charge or purchase a gift certificate for $100 or more and receive your special gift. btomingctale'S .(, !. i THE PALM BEACH PRINCESS AND HER TEN MILLION DOLLAR FACELIFT. IK ''"- JT. What a dreamboat! Seven decks tall. Longer than a football field. With 15,000 square feet of casino space. She's the Palm Beach Princess. Restored, remodeled and remarkable. Featuring the most exciting casino action east of Vegas, the most spectacular sports book in Florida, and hundreds of the most modern slot machines in the world. Plus live poker, floor shows, five bars, two sun decks, a nightclub and our fantastic all-you-can-eat buffet featuring Prime Rib. Best of all, you get everything (cruise, port charges, entertainment and food) for one very, very competitive price. Come see what ten million dollars can do. - f i '' . ... - - .- J ' j 1 t 1 i i THE PALM BEACH PRINCESS C A S I N O SHE'S A DREAMBOAT. Casino cruises daily from the Port of PalmBeach on US 1. For more information see your travel agent or call 1-800-841-7447. Ask For Rate Code pb-12-3. Ship's registry Panama. 1. r

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