Going Too Far: Kids Handcuffed for Having Tantrums at School

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  • police handcuffing children
  • Jmyha Rickman
  • Wilson Reyes
  • Salecia Johnson
  • Ja'Briel Weston
  •  Incident at Fairmount Park Elementary School

Jmyha Rickman

On March 5, police were called to Love Joy Elementary in Alton, Illinois, after 8-year-old Jmyha Rickman allegedly trashed two classrooms because she wasn't allowed to use the restroom. Police reportedly handcuffed Jmyha's hands and feet and took her to jail, where she was held for two hours. Jmyha's guardian, Neheniah Keeton, condemned the school for calling 9-1-1 because she said the little girl is autistic and suffers from separation anxiety. 

(Photo: KMOV)