Wednesday, April 18, 2012

6-year-old girl handcuffed by police for throwing a temper tantrum at school (look at those eyes!) ...

Salecia Johnson of Milledgeville, Georgia, USA, may be only 6 years old, but the temper tantrum she threw at school involved tossing books and toys around the classroom and knocking over a small shelf which hit the principal of Creekside Elementary School injuring her leg.

For good measure, she also jumped on a paper shredder and tried to break a glass picture frame.

(Makes you wonder what a paper shredder was doing in the classroom in the first place!)

The school called the police, but when Salecia wouldn't calm down, she was handcuffed and taken to the police station.

Salecia’s aunt, Candace Ruff, said: “We would not like to see this happen to another child because it's horrifying. It's devastating.”

The police have (quite rightly, in my opinion) defended their actions by saying that their response to Salecia's 'tantrum' was a ‘safety measure’.

Unfortunately, this is the sort of behaviour that many teachers have to put up with in the classroom these days.

It sounds to me like this particular little shit has a serious anger management problem and is lacking a good dose of old fashioned parental discipline!


Proboscis said...

That kid is going to grow up to be a real winner! The future is bleak.

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