Kids in Cuffs: An NBC News Investigation into Police Arrests of Children in Schools


According to an incident report at one Missouri school obtained by NBC News, a school security officer heard a seven-year-old screaming in a classroom and later handcuffed him in the hallway “to avoid him hurting himself” — the incident was one of many NBC News found around the country where elementary school kids end up in handcuffs.

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