From EAG News:
CHICAGO – A Chicago mother is threatening to sue her daughter’s school after she found the child handcuffed in a dark stairwell for allegedly stealing a piece of candy from her teacher’s desk.
The 6-year-old told NBC Chicago she was effectively arrested and detained for about an hour after she took a piece of candy from her teacher’s desk. Moore’s mother, Marlena Wordlaw, said she was called to the school over the candy incident and found her daughter crying in the dark under the stairs.
She then confronted the school resource officer about her daughter’s treatment.
“I said, ‘why you have my baby in cuffs?’” Wordlaw said. “He said, ‘because I’m trying to teach them to stop taking stuff that doesn’t belong to them.’”
“When he pulled her from under the stairs she was crying,” she added. “He told me, ‘I’m doing my job, I’m trying to teach her a lesson.’”
The mother said she thinks school officials overreacted to her daughter’s relatively minor misbehavior.
“I understand these teenage boys and whatever the case may be, yeah you can try to teach them a lesson, but this is a little girl,” she said.
Madame Noire columnist Veronica Wells weighed in on the situation in a Monday editorial.
“It’s amazing how school resource officers are used these days and the attitudes with which they enter…