Third Grader Handcuffed in School - ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Sheriff

A deputy sheriff shackled two elementary school children who have disabilities, causing them pain and trauma, according to a federal lawsuit filed today by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Children's Law Center, and Dinsmore & Shohl. The children, an 8-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl, were so small that the school resource officer, Kenton County Deputy Sheriff Kevin Sumner in Covington, Kentucky, locked the handcuffs around the children's biceps and forced their hands behind their backs, the lawsuit charges. A disturbing video shows the boy, S.R., being shackled and crying out in pain. S.R. has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a history of trauma.  The girl, L.G, was twice handcuffed behind her back by her biceps, also causing her pain. L.G. has ADHD and... read more
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Third Grader Handcuffed in School - ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Sheriff