CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUED OVER ALLEGED HANDCUFFING OF 6YO FOR ‘STEALING CANDY’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUED OVER ALLEGED HANDCUFFING OF 6YO FOR ‘STEALING CANDY’

A mother is suing Chicago Public Schools (CPS) after her 6-year-old daughter was allegedly handcuffed by a security guard and left near the premises’ boiler room under the stairs for more than an hour.

The incident reportedly occurred at Fernwood Elementary School back in March after the child took some candy from the teacher’s desk without permission.

The security guard in question, who has since been dismissed from his job, and the CPS are named in the lawsuit which alleges use of excessive force, false imprisonment and causing emotional distress.

“She was under the stairs, handcuffed, in the school, by the boilers. You can't treat children like that," the girl’s mother, Marlena Wordlow, told reporters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why, when you live in the urban inner city areas, that you can never allow your child to attend the local public school.

There are a zillion ways to make a 6 year old realize that what she had done was bad behaviour, other than handcuffing, under the stairs, near the boiler.

That her teacher and the security guard who did this apparently didn't realize that there were alternatives to this process does not augur well for public education in Chicago.

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