KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CBS St. Louis) – A second-grader said a school security guard put him in handcuffs because he was misbehaving.
“Some of the kids were messing with me,” Kalyb Primm Wiley told KSHB-TV.
Kalyb told the station that kids were teasing and taunting him but nothing got physical. A teacher was unable to calm him down and he was taken to the principal’s office by a school security guard.
“We were halfway down the hall, he put handcuffs on and twisted my wrists a little,” Kalyb added.
“I don’t think any 7-year-old should be put in handcuffs unless he was armed with a weapon, or violent,” Kalyb’s mother, Tomesha Primm, told KSHB.
Kalyb’s parents were called when he was misbehaving. Kalyb’s father said his son was in handcuffs when he showed up.
A school’s spokesperson said the security officer followed the proper protocol to ensure everyone’s safety.
Kalyb said handcuffs are for bad guys. “Criminals, robbers, bank robbers, stealers, because kids are not that bad,” the second-grader said.
His parents want the district to re-evaluate their policy. They plan on taking him out of the school and moving him into another district.