A boy’s mother was called to come to the school and when she got there, she found her 7-year-old son in handcuffs. Chrystal McCadden says she got a call on Oct. 12 to come to her son’s school and found him in handcuffs.
"He don’t deserve to be in no handcuffs," McCadden said. "He ain’t here with no knife, he ain’t here with no gun."
When she asked to have the handcuffs taken off, she says the officer claimed he didn’t have the key. She says her son sat there in handcuffs for nearly an hour.
The police department released the following statement:
"An officer was dispatched to Brownell STEM Academy in response to an urgent call for immediate assistance with a child who appeared intent on injuring himself, as well as repeatedly assaulting others. The officer used handcuffs to retrain the child to prevent injury to the child or others."