PORT ST LUCIE, Fla. – A 6-year-old Port St. Lucie girl was handcuffed after a temper tantrum and then, days later after another disruption at school, she was sent to a mental health facility.
The girl's mother disputes the St. Lucie County Sheriff's report, saying her daughter didn't need to be handcuffed or sent to the adult mental health facility.
The report says the girl had a temper tantrum last week, hitting school officials, screaming and kicking. After an hour of trying to calm the girl, a deputy handcuffed her. The girl eventually calmed down, and returned to class.
After another incident at the school, the deputy took the girl to a mental facility.
The mother said her daughter was released by the facility and doesn't have mental health problems.