Seven year old Florida boy with autism handcuffed by police

A seven-year-old Florida boy with autism was handcuffed by police in an attempt to commit him to mental health facility after raising his pencil at his teacher during a meltdown.

 

The school resource officer from the Pasco Sheriff’s Department claimed that the boy was trying to stab his teacher.

 

Sande Bard-Butler, the boy’s mother,  told reporters  that police, “put him on his stomach on the floor and put handcuffs behind his back. I’m frustrated and angry, very angry”.

 

According to the boy’s mother, he suffered bruising from the incident. Bard-Butler plans to sue the people responsible.

 

A doctor at the mental health facility found the boy in a calm state and did not admit him.

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