#1: 8-year old arrested for throwing a tantrum
The mother of an 8-year-old autistic girl who was arrested after a scuffle with her teachers said it was horrifying to watch her daughter be led away in handcuffs from her northern Idaho elementary school.
I know it won't happen, but I really want the teachers and police officers involved to suffer some serious consequences. First of all, what the hell is so wrong with a hoodie that the child would be kicked out of a Christmas party? And why is it such a serious infraction that the teachers would feel the need to physically restrain her when she tried to leave the room? And THEN they call the police, who put the child in handcuffs! How the hell is this a police matter?Towry, who lives in Ponderay, said Evelyn told her that she had been refused entry into a school Christmas party that had been delayed until after the holidays because of a string of snow days, because she refused to take off her beloved "cow costume" -- a hoodie with cow ears and a tail.
Towry said Evelyn, who loves Spongebob Squarepants, told her she was put in a separate classroom away from the party, but when she tried to leave, the teachers told her to stay put. Evelyn did not listen, Towry said, and the adults physically restrained her.
"She reacted in a violent way to the physical restraint," Towry said.
Towry said her daughter demonstrated for her how she was held down by her arms and legs. And Towry videotaped the thumb-sized bruises she says were left on Evelyn's legs from the incident.
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