A Georgia police chief defended the handcuffing of a six-year-old girl, who was having a temper tantrum in her kindergarten class.
Milledgeville kindergartner Salecia Johnson is reported to have torn items off the walls and thrown furniture. The police report also said she knocked down a shelf that injured the principle.
The officer tried to calm Salecia, according to The Washington Post, but she resisted and was handcuffed.
“Our policy is that any detainee unreported to our station in a patrol vehicle is to be handcuffed in the back,” Milledgeville Chief of Police Dray Swicord is quoted as saying in The Daily Mail. “There is no age discrimination on that rule.”
The little girl was taken down to the police station and charged with simple assault and damage to property, according to 13WMAZ.