Friday, November 25, 2011

5-Yr Old Handcuffed and Charged with Battery of a Police Officer?!!!

A student in Stockton, California was handcuffed with his hands and feet tied up and forced to go to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation after he misbehaved in school.  The little boy was also charged with battering a police officer.  One catch - he was just 5 years old.



Little Michael Davis has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which his mother says has caused him to get into fights at school.   "Michael is energetic," his mother said.  "A big ball of energy."

The school decided to alter Michael's behavior by having him meet with the school security officer.
"He would come out and talk to Michael and the kids are normally scared straight," said one of the teachers at the school.

Michael had other plans.  Some are saying that Michael attacked the school officer and refused to obey his orders.  That's what led to his arrest.  Lt. Frank Gordo says he placed his hand on Michael's hand and "the boy pushed my hand away in a batting motion, pushed papers off the table and kicked me in the right knee."

Without notifying the boy's parents, the officer filed charges against Michael for battering a police officer.
"I didn't know until two or three weeks later that my son was zip tied," his mother said.

Michael's mother has been asking the school to get her son the help he needs and the education he deserves.  Several protocols were violated in their treatment of Michael and the case may have legal ramifications.





23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if this young boy had an individual education plan done at his school since he has been diagnose with a special need.

LadyNgo said...

Are you freaking kidding me?!? First of all, "scaring him straight" is not how you deal with a child that has ADHD. What kind of school is this? Second, he's 5!!! How in the world do you arrest a 5 year old for doing what 5 year olds do which is misbehave from time to time.

Anonymous said...

Parent ought to be sued by officer. Boy is spoiled, and probably throwing tantrums at home when he doesn't get his way.

Anonymous said...

Really he's 5 how bad can he really beat a person trained to do a job like that there stupid n the teachers watch this really all y'all need go be sued n fired bunch of fools

Anonymous said...

I have worked in education for almost 25 years. If you could imagine the monsters that these parents have created you would understand. Yes, I think the officer did the correct thing. These parents are to blame. It is not the school's responsibility to get this child help, it is the parent's responsibility to do that. He has a behavior problem that needs to be corrected. He most likely needs to be on medication. It is so easy to judge the school personnel but I have dealt with some real monsters and the school are getting more and more kids like this child and it makes it harder for teachers to teach other kids who do not have this problem and it is just sad. These parents need to take this child to see a psychologist and get him some help.

Anonymous said...

Maybe that is the problem you calling them monsters....

Anonymous said...

That is what you get when you take out GOD from your schools and take out discipline from your homes. Then you turn the natural order upside down by allowing the children to have rights over the parents. Children do have rights but within the context of parental care and supervision. Then y'all be complaining when things don't work the way they should. The next thing you be knowing, this boy will grow up and be stabbing his mother. Then you have to spend taxpayers money to keep him locked up. All that could have been avoided by a little discipline and a dosage of counselling.SMH.

Anonymous said...

First of all...in all school system....they are always trying to get our Black kids label especiall y our boys ....they are quick to get them on drugs.....and now they are quick to have the police involved to hand cuff them labeling them as criminals at a early age........


YOU better get your kids out of these racist school and homeschool your kids ...because the system is NOT FOR BLACK Kids...........if you don't take a stand they will destroy your child......

This little boy is bored and probably is gifted....he needs to have a better positive support system and see what he is interested in....he could be a genius......

NO CHILKD should be handcuff like a criminal......they don't don this to white kids, they don't do this to ARAB or Chinese kids...why our kids?.....a police should be train to handle kids and not to place fear in him as a criminal.......

I recommend taking this boy out of school and homeschooling him........look at his diet and don't be so QUICK to have the system to tell you what your child is and should take medicine .....BS

This is a way to keep our kids from competing ...by labeling them at an early age..especially our boys.....

Anonymous said...

The person who label kids as monster should not be teaching nor in the school environment.....

I worked in the school system and YES....some of the kids are out of control...

IT ALL STARTS at home........and that is with ALL KIDS not just BLack kids...

First of all they should have Black teachers techers teaching in thieir community....they have low quilaty teacher that do not quailfiey to teach in the White cmmunity so they ship them her in the Black community alone with their prejudice towards Black kids.....then you have the White women teacher molesting the lillte Black boys and getting a slap on the wrist instead of jail time.....

These people have low regard for our kids....and think that they ALL come from broken homes...so their attitude is I" can do what ever I want with these kids...nobody cares..." and you can see in the recent scandal with the PENN state coach....

The man Molested all these kids and nobody even cared to do something about it......WHY because these were kids from the inner city an from single parent homes......He took showers with a 10 year old and admitted...he is still out of jail and nothing is being done........he is FREE to enjoy life...while he has 20+ years of abusing kids

Anonymous said...

Handcuff my 5 yr old im a have all yall azz dont care who ya are u aint no security u gotta do that to a 5 yr old

Anonymous said...

That boy is bad he need a ass whooping and handcuffs. Stop using ADHD as an excuse.

Anonymous said...

My son was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 5. AS a parent, there are protocols you have to go through in order to get your child the correct help. He should've been on an IEP as someone stated earlier. Also, Its almost December... the teacher should have BEEN referred him and his family to early childhood intervention.

Anonymous said...

It's a sad time when educators call any child a monster. It takes a village to raise a child. And this child has ADHD and behavior modification ties into that. No one knows the circumstances surrounding the parent and what she did or didn't do to get her child the services he needs. This is what happens when the government tries to tell parents how to raise their kids and once it leads to an arrest now it's the parents fault.. Go figure. As for the officer if he couldn't handle a 5yr old tantrum because that's exactly what it sounds like.. no wonder he's a security guard and not a real cop.

Keyta said...

The parent is asking for help all these ADHD children should not be medicated. Alot of times, the meds make the children incoherent. Then they learn nothing. If you don't want to deal with children then find another profession. Yes, ok some of it starts at home, but it ends with you the teacher. Its teachers like you & in my past that make me feel good about giving my children private education. You are a disgrace to the profession. It's the ooficers word against a 5 yr old. Whose to say that the officer didn't scare by abusive tacticts? Think about all aspects of a situation because like anything you only know what they say & its not always true!

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised(but shouldn't be)at some of these comments. You really think this child needs an ass whooping? The article says the officer touched the boy and he reacted. Without being there, who really knows what happened. If the mother can't ask for help at his school where the teachers should have been able to at least point her in a half-way right ave., we're employing the wrong people. She recognized he had a problem, whether learning or behavioral. For those of you that don't know, teachers are trained to identify both. What they choose to do with that information is on them. And shame on those that do not use resources to their fullest potential.

The Serpent Messiah said...

I can't help but to notice some of the blatant ignorance displayed in some of these batshit comments. How can you call kids monsters? Some of you obviously don't know what ADHD does to a kid and obviously don't understand the simple elements of psychology. How can you expect children to act a certain way when you "educator" are demonizing the very kids you are also responsible for growing into a decent human being. If anything we should be teaching our children and teaching the right from wrong. Kids are prone to mischief, there are still growing mentally.

Wanni said...

I agree that the officer need to be handcuffed instead of that baby. He probably got that kick cause it was a long time coming for something he did and shouldn't have. True it is the parents responsibility to get their child help but it's also the school responsibility to oversee and protect that child while under their supervision not let them be abused by security. When that parent ask for help they should also give them information for them to seek the help needed. They were all schooled and trained to deal with different problems. when they are not able that's what the Damn emergency card is for, contact someone to assist with the problem of that child. Not call them monsters and throw them away like 10 day old pot roast.May God be with the family. God Bless.

Ms.Lainey said...

I have a child who has been diagnosed with ADHD and ODD and Bipolar at the age of 6. He is now 14 and although we have had the IEP the counseling and Medication not all of it has worked he is still suffering from some or all of the symptoms. I agree that this is a way to lable our children although it is very real and the medication is not always the answer because it caused my son to become suicidial he started to hate himself, it was horrable. Yes educator need to learn how to deal with all kinds of behaviors not just the good one especially if you working in a public school. I agree it takes a village to raise a child. Although God has been taking out of the schools he is still very much apart of our lives and trust when he need it. I do give him a spanken even at the age of 14, but its not always usefull sometimes it makes him act worst. I don't have the answers but i do know that hog tying him is not it. making excuses is not it either. It is just as much the parents responsiblity as it is the School. I think that the teachers need some counseling and education in this area at that point things should get better.

Anonymous said...

This article has upset me beyond belief. Won't give life story but I was this mother more than 20 years ago. This is years before they gave certain behaviors a name other than Bad. When it comes to ADHD, ODD, and bipolar disorder there is nothing I hav'nt heard. He did have hometraining, he had 2 parents building a solid foundation. He got his butt spanked when necessary. The system is set up to segregate our little black boys, that way all they have to do is put them in jail when they are grown black men. They cannot win. My son has taken every MAOI from A to Z. @ Ms. Lainey my son became suicidal as well and came very close to succeeding. We have to fight for our children because lil tyrone is not going to get the same pass as little timmy. God bless this child and to the mother stay supportive, do your research and don't let them pump him full of pill's.

Anonymous said...

This article has upset me beyond belief. Won't give life story but I was this mother more than 20 years ago. This is years before they gave certain behaviors a name other than Bad. When it comes to ADHD, ODD, and bipolar disorder there is nothing I hav'nt heard. He did have hometraining, he had 2 parents building a solid foundation. He got his butt spanked when necessary. The system is set up to segregate our little black boys, that way all they have to do is put them in jail when they are grown black men. They cannot win. My son has taken every MAOI from A to Z. @ Ms. Lainey my son became suicidal as well and came very close to succeeding. We have to fight for our children because lil tyrone is not going to get the same pass as little timmy. God bless this child and to the mother stay supportive, do your research and don't let them pump him full of pill's.

Anonymous said...

Wake up....... They privatized the Penal system for a reason...Profit..Catch'em Young" Should've been used to educate not incarcerate ....But while you blogging and bitching at eachother...The top 1% are feeding off our children...Sad part is it's everybody's fault ...Nobody cares..Parents, Teachers,Police,Neighbors, all whom are in the 99% of less fortunate.... So Sad :-( Wake up..It takes a Village....

Anonymous said...

Its a shame...we cant sent our kids to school anymore with a peace of mind...school shooting and teachers beating kids and now even the police come and treat our kids wrong in a place of trust...kids should feel safe and loved at home, school, church and with Friends...but this days you can't trust nobody anymore...

Anonymous said...

I am just curious. What's the difference between this generation of children/parenting than in the previous generations? Or have we failed ALL of our adults and past generations??? Because I couldn't act up in school without receiving disciplinary actions in school as well as from my PARENTS when I got home. That is why some of the commenters said he, and if not him, most others have needed discipline but the key is CONSISTENCY. This comes in other forms of measures other than a physical one. There are some extreme cases that require diagnosis which in today's world, it's 98%, it's wayyyy to prevelent these days which makes me wonder, what were we missing in years past, or are we so quick to diagnose rather than parent our children?

Nevertheless, not necessarily in this case, but in a lot of cases, we, as parents, fail to disclipline and educate our children. We forget to parent and then put them off on the teachers to do the jobs of the parents as well as that of the parent. It's not fair to the children or the school.

Some parents send their children off to school and don't see them again until the next morning when it's time to go to school. How much rest and sleep are these children receiving? What are their diets, alot of people don't cook anymore. These children are left in a lot of cases, yes, even as young as 5, to parent themselves.

The teachers are there in the schools to educate, not parent. Most of them have children of their own, or have already raised their own children, as well as grandchildren sometimes. It is the responsibility of the parentS to raise their children. Teach them that there are consequences for their actions. How many times do I go to a public place, the children are falling out having fits while the parent ignores this behavior because they've been told this is the best way to address the issue. And when the child calms down, what's in place to help them see this is not the correct/acceptable behavior and to prevent them from doing it yet again?

But it's much easier to diagnose than to parent, parenting is not easy, it's meant to be challenging, yet rewarding. But setting the foundation and molding these young individuals takes work. It's not supposed to easy. We have to start early, instead of thinking everything they do is cute...correct negative behavior in the BEGINNING. If not, watch and see what the result will be. I have a 5-year-old and he knows his boundaries, he knows the expectations because they didn't just get set when he turned 5. They were set from the beginning. When he gets off the course, he is redirected back to the correct behavior. He has love and discipline and we stay involved and stay in touch with his teachers so they know they have our support. It is a joint effort, but your child needs to know his parents care and the teachers, the good ones, need to know they have our support as well.