6-Year-Old Girl Handcuffed, Taken To Jail For Misbehaving at School [video]
Girl was charged with simple assault and damage to property
Salecia Johnson of Milledgeville, Georgia has a criminal record and she isn't even in the first grade yet.
The kindergartner did what most kids do around her age, throw a temper tantrum in class. However, she didn't just stomp and pout, she went Tazmanian Devil and tore items off the wall, threw furniture and knocked over a shelf that reportedly injured a principle. The 3-foot terror was apparently too much for teachers to handle, so they called the police. And everybody knows, if the police are called to a scene, they are making sure somebody comes back to jail with them.
"A 6-year-old in kindergarten. They don't have no business calling the police and handcuffing my child," says Earnest Johnson, Salecia's father.
Lil' Salecia was taken to jail where she was charged with simple assault and damage to property. She's actually lucky that she wasn't charged with resisting arrest. She reportedly snatched her hands back when officers tried to detain her.
"Call the police? Is that the first step? Or is there any other kind of intervention that can be taken to help that child?" asked her aunt, Candace Ruff.
Police, not the school, say that they tried to call the girl's mother but were unable to reach her. So essentially, the answer is yes, calling the police is the first step when dealing with unruly six year olds.
"Our policy is that any detainee transported to our station in a patrol vehicle is to be handcuffed in the back," said Milledgeville Chief of Police Dray Swicord. "There is no age discrimination on that rule."
In addition to being arrested, Salecia has also been suspended for the rest of the school year and cannot return until August.
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