Father Outraged After Second-Grader is Handcuffed in School for Misbehaving
A Kansas City father is outraged after he was called in to school after his son was misbehaving, only to find the boy waiting for him in handcuffs.
“Some of the kids were messing with me,” says 7-year-old Kalyb Primm Wiley. Wiley says some of his classmates were teasing him and he stated screaming, though he never got violent. When a teacher could not calm him down, she called a school security officer who walked him to the principal’s office “like a criminal.”
Kalyb says “We were halfway down the hall, he put handcuffs on and twisted my wrists a little.”
Kalyb adds that handcuffs are only for bad guys. “Criminals, robbers, bank robbers, stealers,” says Kalyb. “Because kids are not that bad.”
His parents were called in to school and his father found his son handcuffed when he arrived.
Kalyb’s mother Tomesha Primm says “I don’t think any 7-year-old should be in handcuffs unless he was armed with a weapon, or violent.”
Primm’s father says “a school spokesman said the security guard followed protocol to ensure everyone’s safety.” The parents are now planning to “move him to another district” that doesn’t treat children like criminals.
This certainly isn’t the first time a non-violent child has been handcuffed by some school Paul Blart-type security guard. Recently in Georgia, a security officer handcuffed a kindergartener who was “on the floor of the principal’s office screaming and crying.”
When the officer tried to calm down the girl, he says she “pulled away and began actively resisting and fighting with me.” That’s when “the child was placed in handcuffs for her safety and the officer proceeded to bring her down to the police station.”
Good to see Georgia and Missouri cops really cracking down on the most hardened of criminals.