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Apparently throwing a tantrum at the tender age of eight can get you almost thrown in jail.
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.
School officials at Lovejoy Elementary School called the Alton, Ill. police to intervene during what was apparently a bad tantrum that Rickman regularly has.
Rickman’s guardian, Nehemiah Keeton told KMOV, “Her eyes were swollen from her crying and her wrists had welts on them.” She also said the 8-year old was treated like a criminal.
Alton police told KMOV they were answering a call regarding an out of control child who was tearing up two classrooms. Police also clarified that Rickman was put in a supervised juvenile detention room at the police station. An officer says he thinks the appropriate actions were taken, according to KMOV.
No one from the school has commented on why they would even call the police for an 8-year-old child.