Children in their innocence can ask the best questions. I read of an eight-year- old who went on a field trip to the local police station. The sergeant in charge was taking them through the facility and showing them various parts of the system. He took them inside the jail and had them look through the bars. Then he said, “This is not where you want to be.”
This was certainly startling to the third graders. He let them look around and then took them to the pictures of the “Most Wanted” criminals posted on the bulletin board.
Then he said, “These are the people we are looking for that belong in jail.”
The eight-year-old raised his hand and said, “Why didn’t you keep them when you took their picture?”