A Deputy Sheriff Shackled two Elementary School Children who Have Disabilities [Video]
Thousands of children around the country suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). There is a right way and a wrong way to deal with it.
A video is going viral showing a third grader shackled and crying out in pain for 15 minutes. He was restrained because of behavior related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a history of trauma. A member of the school's staff videotaped the incident.
The officer in the video cop could not fit the handcuffs around the child's wrists, so he put them around the child's biceps.
A lawsuit has been filed. According to ACLU.ORG, the children, an 8-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl, were so small that the school resource officer, Kenton County Deputy Sheriff Kevin Sumner in Covington, Kentucky, locked the handcuffs around the children's biceps and forced their hands behind their backs. A disturbing video shows the boy, S.R., being shackled and crying out in pain. S.R. has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a history of trauma.
U.S. Department of Education estimates that in students with disabilities represent 12% of public school students, but are 75% of those students subjected to physical restraint at school.
Below you will find a longer version of the video.
Do you think this an appropriate way to handle a child with ADHD?