A follow up to the story of a 10-year-old girl who was handcuffed and arrested for bringing scissors to school
The police chief and the head of the city's schools apologized Monday to the mother of a 10-year-old girl who was arrested and handcuffed after she brought a pair of scissors to school in her backpack.
Although officers were following protocol when they drove the girl to a police station with her hands cuffed in front of her, discretion will be used in future cases involving young children, Police Chief Sylvester Johnson said.
Johnson said he told Rose Jackson that the arrest of her daughter, Porsche Brown, was "extremely unfortunate" and apologized for "any trauma that her daughter experienced" on her way to the station.
The district said Brown had violated a ban on bringing scissors - which are considered potential weapons - to school.
I'm sure the little 10-year-old girl had studied all laws on the books relating to bringing scissors to school. As Rob says in the link below, I hope they apologized to the little girl too and not just her mother as the article implies above.
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