8-Year-Old Girl Handcuffed & Held By Police For Throwing A Tantrum

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  • Apparently throwing a tantrum at the tender age of eight can get you almost thrown in jail.

    St. Louis’ KMOV reports an elementary school student Jmyha Rickman, 8, was handcuffed by her wrists and feet and was taken tot he police station after throwing a tantrum in school.

    School officials at Lovejoy Elementary School called the Alton, Ill. police to intervene during what was apparently a bad tantrum that Rickman regularly has.

    Rickman’s guardian, Nehemiah Keeton told KMOV, “Her eyes were swollen from her crying and her wrists had welts on them.” She also said the 8-year old was treated like a criminal.

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