Child Handcuffed at Wise Primary School?
WISE, Va. – A Wise County great-grandmother told the School Board Monday night that she found her diabetic great-grandson handcuffed when she arrived at Wise Primary School a few days ago.
Olympia Litos said her 9-year-old great-grandson was apparently restrained in the office following disruptive behavior shortly after he arrived at school. She said the child suffers adverse effects from medication he takes to control his blood glucose levels.
Litos said she was called to the school to pick up the child after an administrator told her he would not be abused by the student.
"He was in a chair, handcuffed," she told the board. "That was excessive force. It was against the law."(Read All)
I don't know if it is against the law to handcuff a unruly youngin. Sounds reasonable to me that restraint was in order. Is diabetes the cause of this behavior? One would assume that a school system has encountered many diabetic students before. Later in the article the great-grandmother states
Administrators said early in the school year that they have a zero tolerance when it comes to her great-grandson. As a result, he has been suspended eight times this year, she said.
Suspended eight times this year? I don't think diabetes is the problem here.