VIDEO: Police Handcuff Kindergartner Salecia Johnson for Tantrum

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In Milledgeville, Georgia, police claim that kindergartner Salecia Johnson was tearing items off the walls and throwing furniture at Creekside Elementary (video below).

The police report also says that Johnson knocked over a shelf that injured the principal, bit the door knob of an office, jumped on the paper shredder and attempted to break a glass frame.

The school called the police, but when an officer tried to calm the child, she reportedly resisted and was handcuffed.

Milledgeville Chief of Police Dray Swicord told 13 WMAZ: "Our policy is that any detainee transported to our station in a patrol vehicle is to be handcuffed in the back. There is no age discrimination on that rule."

Officers took Johnson to the police station where she was charged with simple assault and damage to property, but because of her age, she will not have to go to court.

Earnest Johnson, Salecia's father, said: "A 6-year-old in kindergarten. They don't have no business calling the police and handcuffing my child."

Her mother, Constance Ruff. says her daughter was suspended and cannot return to school until August: "She has mood swings some days, which all of us had mood swings some days. I guess that was just one of her bad days that day."


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