Last week, we told you about the outrageous arrest of six year-old Salecia Johnson, who was handcuffed by police officers after throwing a tantrum at her kindergarten.
Many are outraged by the school’s decision to have one of their kindergartners arrested, and by the actions of police officers who deemed it appropriate to handcuff a six year-old little girl.
Salecia’s mother Constance has started an online petition, demanding that the arrest be removed from Salecia’s record, and an end to the use of police in school discipline.
From the “Justice in the handcuffing and arrest of 6-year-old Salecia Johnson” petition:
“On April 13th, our six-year-old daughter, Salecia Johnson was handcuffed and arrested at her school, Creekside Elementary in Baldwin, GA for a so-called ‘temper tantrum’. She was charged with battery and suspended for the remainder of the school year.
The school took all of these actions without notifying us. Although they claim to have called, we did not have any record of these calls on any of our phones. As a result our daughter was in police custody for more than an hour before we knew.
Salecia has been traumatized by this experience. She’s afraid to return to school and recently woke up in the middle of the night saying ‘they are coming to get me.'”
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Was it appropriate to handcuff a six year-old for throwing a ‘temper tantrum’
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