Police Handcuffed A Third Grader With Disabilities That Was ‘Misbehaving’

A Kentucky Sherriff is being sued for handcuffing a third grader with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The eight-year-old only identified to us by his initials ‘SR’ weights only 52 pounds. The video was recorded by a school employee Kevin Sumner after what he saw shocked him. The police department is looking to sue the school employee for recording the police doing their job without consent.

The incident took place at Latonia Elementary School in Covington Kentucky where the special needs child was placed in handcuffs. The boy was ‘misbehaving’ and was told he would be in the handcuffs until he stopped. In the official police report, they stated that SR was placed in handcuffs for the safety of the police officers and others around him, as he was acting dangerously.

School officer sued for handcuffing a disabled child