7-year-old handcuffed for being bad in class
A Kansas City second grader said his school treated him like a criminal when they handcuffed him for misbehaving on Wednesday.
Kalyb Primm Wiley,7, said he was responding to taunts from other children when his teacher called security.
He said after his classmates teased and taunted him, he started screaming but never got physical with other students or teachers. And when the teacher couldn’t calm him down, he said a school security officer took him to the principal’s office like a criminal.
“We were halfway down the hall, he put handcuffs on and twisted my wrists a little,” Kalyb said.
“I don’t think any 7-year-old should be in handcuffs unless he was armed with a weapon, or violent,” Kalyb’s mother Tomesha Primm said.
Kalyb’s parents said his teacher called them when he was reportedly acting up in class. His father showed up to his son in handcuffs.
A spokesperson for the district said the officer followed proper protocol, and that the act was “a necessary step to ensure the safety of the student and others.”
Kalyb’s parents are requesting that the district re-evaluate their policies to not treat young children like criminals. They plan on transferring their son to another school.
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