The Baldwin County School District in Georgia, which is under fire for calling police to handcuff a kindergartner, has issued a statement in their own defense:
“As has been reported, on Friday, a student engaged in violent and disruptive behavior that resulted in police involvement. The student’s behavior included pushing several other students; running away from the school staff; slamming chairs around the school office; climbing up and knocking over a bookcase; knocking pictures off the wall; scribbling over the walls and door; and injuring a school employee.
During the course of these events, the school attempted to contact several members of the student’s family. The Milledgeville Police Department was ultimately called to assist due to safety concerns for the student, other classmates, and the school staff. Once the officer arrived on the scene, the police department took over jurisdiction of the situation. Any questions regarding the decision to handcuff or transport the student to the police department should be directed to the Milledgeville Police Department.”
So, do you buy their story?