11-Year-Old Dropped Off at School in Handcuffs - as part of the news series by GeoBeats.
How to discipline a misbehaving child is more of an art than science. And given strong opinions on this subject, too little or too much displays tends to draw strong reactions.
One such incident involved an 11-year-old boy who was brought to his school by a cop in handcuffs.
The incident occurred in Artesia, New Mexico.
Initially, the witnesses seemed to be upset at the police officer for brining the child like this. One of them noted - "He wasn't looking up; he was very sad," "I felt awful. I felt angry that they were doing that to him."
However, according to the police report, the child's mother and grandmother had called the police when the boy was resisting going to school. And the mother wanted the police officer to teach him a lesson.
The schools says that the situation was mostly beyond their control but they are investigating the matter.
What do you think? What should have the boy's mother done if he refused to go to school? How should law enforcement deal with it?