Skip to comments.Girl, 6, Handcuffed, Committed Because Of Classroom Behavior
Posted on 02/12/2010 11:59:18 AM PST by passionfruit
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A Port St. Lucie first-grade student was handcuffed and committed to a mental health facility because of her classroom behavior, and her parents are furious that the school took such extreme measures.
Mickey Shalansky explained Wednesday what he said happened to his 6-year-old daughter at Parkway Elementary.
"She couldn't put her in two handcuffs because her wrists are that small, so she put them both in the same handcuff and left marks on my daughter's arms," Shalansky told WPBF 25 News' Bob Kaple.
This is Port St. Lucie.
“I was terrified,” mother Kathy Franklin said. “I left work crying, terrified. Where is my baby? What are they doing with my baby?”
What did she do, refuse to swear an oath to Obama? Thanks passionfruit.
I think they should call the parents also. Then, I would not let the child back in school without a medical evaluation, or put the child in a special school for kids with behavior problems.
Obviously, something wrong is going on.
It’s amazing how many people put their heads in the sand when this happens.
I remember telling my pediatrician that my daughter was having problems. One pediatrician said I was doing time-outs wrong. Then I saw one psychologist who gave me a book to read. They said that kids with explosive personalities are unable to communicate to their parents. I knew that already because my daughter didn’t talk until she was 5.
(We finally have a good psychologist.)
My husband and I always knew there were problems with our daughter, but we didn’t know how to help her. The public school was the worst at helping. They just ignored issues.
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