A six-year-old girl handcuffed by police and suspended from school until August for throwing a temper tantrum in class is coming to light. One hardly thinks about a kindergarten child having to be restrained by the use of handcuffs, but in Milledgeville, Georgia that is what happened last Friday.
It seems this unidentified child went on a rampage and tore items off of the walls. She also threw furniture during the tirade. The principal of the school was injured when she was hit by a shelf. What caused this little girl to be so angry? What happened prior to her throwing a temper tantrum? Has she ever acted that way before? How did her parents react to this? There are so many unanswered questions when it comes to this six-year-old girl handcuffed by police.
By the way, the police are not apologizing for the use of handcuffs in this situation. According Police Chief Dray Swicord, he says the department’s policy is to handcuff people in certain situations, and “there is no age discrimination on that rule.”
Did the school and the police act in an appropriate manner? It seems that for the safety of the other students and teachers the child needed to be removed from the situation. Six-year-old child handcuffed by police for throwing a tantrum, was that the right way to go? How do you think it should have been resolved?