In California, a five year old boy named Michael was handcuffed with zip ties.
He was then charged with battery after kicking a police officer in the knee.
What would make a police officer handcuff such a young boy?
Michael had been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
He was having some difficulty in school and his teachers suggested that he meet with a school police officer.
Lieutenant Frank Gordo met with the young boy, hoping that he could help him change his disruptive behavior.
However, during the meeting the Lieutenant said, "the boy pushed my hand away in a batting motion, pushed papers off the table, and kicked me in the right knee."
Michael had a really hard time calming down.
The little boy was kind of freaking out.
The officer then secured his hands and feet with zip ties.
Then Michael was put in the back of a police car and driven to Stockton Kaiser Psychiatric Hospital without his parents even being notified.
What do you think of this story?
Should small children be restrained or handcuffed?
This story is just so sad on so many levels.
We hope Michael gets the help he needs and no other 5 year olds are ever restrained like this again.