This is fricking insane. I realize there's been 70 something school shootings since Sandy Hook and schools and students are scared, paranoid, but twirling a pencil and being threatened to be put up for adoption? Asinine. http://pix11.com/2014/06/10/nj-dad-...take-away-son-after-pencil-twirling-incident/ VERNON, N.J. (PIX11) A 13-year-old boy was the most famous kid in school for a few weeks. A simple pencil-twirling incident landed Ethan Chaplin in hot water with his school, which threatened to suspend him after a classmate claimed he was spinning the writing utensil like a gun. After media attention from PIX11 and around the world, school officials backed off but child protection agencies did not. Letters to Ethans father, Michael, show the school found his son did nothing wrong at all, and that there would be no disciplinary action. The superintendent was even confident the issue would be behind all of them. And thats exactly what happened, until Ethans father received startling communication from New Jerseys Department of Child Protection and Permanency and Department of Children and Families. I received a letter from them saying they had found an incident of abuse or neglect regarding Ethan because I refused to take him for psychological evaluation, Michael said. In an effort to play along and clear his name, Michael agreed to take his son for an evaluation. Ethan was seen by a social worker, and had his blood drawn and urine taken. In the end, no behavioral problem was found. The state, it seems, is ignoring that set of testing, demanding further evaluation and threatening that if Michael doesnt comply, they are will terminate his parental rights and free Ethan up for adoption. All I can do is keep fighting, keep telling the truth and (keep) presenting the evidence. That is all I can do and hopefully the state does the right thing, Michael said. He has even reached out to Governor Chris Christies office, who replied they would contact the Dept. of Children and Families to investigate. Im scared because they have a habit of running away with things unchecked and thats exactly whats going on, Michael said. PIX11 tried to get a comment from DCPP and NJ Department of Children and Families but received no answers. The agency told PIX11 they cant discuss the allegations or even acknowledge they have involvement with the family.