As anyone who has ever been in a supermarket would know, children throw tantrums. Tantrums happen for a variety of reasons, but generally involve a child who has reached the end of their tether and for whom other forms of communication are not working. We’ve seen them, we’ve probably all been that child.
A few weeks back I blogged about it being my child. Things have since improved and it is unlikely that those tantrums will have a lifelong affect. Unlike this poor child. I don’t care who you are, you owe a child in a school duty of care and that does not include handcuffing them. Call the police if you must, although that does seem like an overreaction to what reads like a fairly standard tantrum. The behaviour I read about in the article was familiar. The consequences weren’t.
Salecia Johnson is six. How adult teachers can’t deal with a six year old, or call her parents without getting the police involved is beyond me.