AFRICANGLOBE – Apparently throwing a tantrum at the tender age of eight can get you almost thrown in jail, thats is if you are a Black 8-year-old girl.
St. Louis’ KMOV reports an elementary school student Jmyha Rickman, 8, was handcuffed by her wrists and feet and was taken to the police station after throwing a tantrum in school.
Grown ass adults cannot help an 8 year old SPECIAL NEEDS child, without having to HANDCUFFING her? Your 21st century teachers and police hard at work.
Hmmm… Apparently Jmyha uncle Nehemiah Keeton said she has been restrained before, ‘HELD HER DOWN.’
Should teachers be emotionally, physically, and educationally equipped to serve with special needs kids?
Is it ever appropriate to handcuff a child for throwing a tantrum?
What role does the parents play in helping the child?
Should Jmyha be placed on meds to help control her outbursts?
Does the treatment of Jmyha warrant further investigation and a lawsuit for what appears to excessive force and abuse of an 8 year old child?