From NBC News:
Michigan police are apologizing for handcuffing a 7-year-old boy at his elementary school last month.
The incident happened on October 12 at Brownell STEM Academy’s after-school program, which is run by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. Chrystal McCadden, the mother of 7-year-old Cameron McCadden, said she got a call from the school to pick up her son. When she arrived, his wrists were bound.
Flint police said in a statement that the student “appeared intent on injuring himself” and was handcuffed to prevent injury to himself and other students.
“The officer used handcuffs to restrain the child to prevent injury to the child or others,” the statement said.
But McCadden said the details on why her son was handcuffed remain unclear. She told NBC News told that Cameron has ADHD and didn’t deserve to be handcuffed. She recorded video of her son with his hands cuffed behind his back when she got to the school.