2012 WTF #17 – An 11-year old sixth-grader at Shaw Heights Middle School, in Adams County, CO, was handcuffed and taken to a holding facility for disobeying the orders of an assistant principal during lunch and being “argumentative and extremely rude.”
An Adams County Sheriff’s Office incident report says the assistant principal found Yajira walking in the hallway during lunch because the girl claimed she was cold and needed to get a sweater from her locker. The report says the assistant principal was in mid-sentence when Yajira, “turned and walked away saying, ‘I don’t have time for this.'” When intervention efforts with a counselor failed, Yajira was handcuffed and put in the school resource officer’s patrol car and taken to a juvenile holding facility called “The Link.”
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office told 9Wants to Know that handcuffing kids during transport is standard procedure, but refused to discuss this incident because a juvenile was involved and NO CHARGES WERE FILED!
So remember kids if you back-talk a teacher in Adams County CO (which you shouldn’t do, so please don’t no matter where you live) you don’t have to worry about detention or suspension, just the embarrassment that comes with being handcuffed in front of your friends, put in a patrol car and taken to juvenile detention so your parents can come get you – but don’t worry they probably won’t file charges because it doesn’t appear that you actually broke any laws that would allow them to arrest you.
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