Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Salecia Johnson Handcuffed by the Police at Creekside Elementary School, Georgia...She is just SIX years old

Police in the US have handcuffed a six-year-old girl after she threw a tantrum at school.

The family of Salecia Johnson demanded that the Georgia city of Milledgeville change policy so that other children are not treated the same way.

Salecia was accused of tearing items off the walls and throwing furniture in an outburst at Creekside Elementary School. Police said she knocked over a shelf that injured the principal.

Police said when an officer tried to calm the child in the principal's office, she resisted and was handcuffed. The girl was charged with simple assault and damage to property.

Police Chief Dray Swicord said the department's policy is to handcuff people in certain situations.

"Our policy states that any detainee transported to our station in a patrol vehicle is to be handcuffed in the back and there is no age discrimination on that rule," he said. Read More