A story out of Illinois this week regarding an 8-year-old handcuffed over a temper tantrum at school has many people outraged. The young girl, Jymha Rickman, was at school Tuesday and when she threw a tantrum, officials called the police. The officers decided to handcuff her and throw her in the back of a cruiser, and it seems it even got worse from there. The Inquisitr shared the details on March 6.
Rickman's guardian shares that after the 8-year-old was handcuffed and put into the back of a police cruiser, she was then taken to jail. She asked for her coat, and officers allegedly ignored her. She apparently also asked to use a bathroom, and her guardian says those requests were ignored as well. Apparently her eyes were swollen from crying, her wrists had welts on them, and they even cuffed her feet.
It seems the police defend their actions. They say that Jymha destroyed two classrooms and school officials couldn't get her to stop. Officials say that yes, the 8-year-old was handcuffed, but she was supervised throughout the time she was in a juvenile detention room. The school district has not commented on the situation. The girl is said to have a history of throwing tantrums at school, and an officer says he believes appropriate actions were taken. What's your take on an 8-year-old being handcuffed and taken to jail over a school tantrum?