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Kansas City, MO: Handcuffs used on 5th grader with autism at school

June 4, 2018, KCTV, Kansas City, MO: KCTV5 Investigation: Parents sue school district after kids handcuffed http://www.kctv5.com/story/38342682/kctv5-investigation-parents-sue-school-district-after-kids-handcuffed A KCTV5 News Investigation brings you disturbing details of multiple lawsuits all filed against the same school district accusing them of bullying children. Families are now demanding they be held accountable for handcuffing their children. The parents agreed to speak with KCTV5 but asked we not use their names, saying their kids have been through enough. … That mother says her son was horribly bullied but nothing was really done. Eventually, her 9-year-old developed severe anxiety. Her son was eventually placed on medication but had a reaction. The parents say instead of calling them in a rough moment the child was handcuffed. “He was held down and arrested and taken to juvenile detention and held for 2 or 3 hours. But to him, it was a lifetime," the parent said. KCTV5: "How old was he?" Parent: "Nine."… Angie: "Nine years old?" Parent: "Yes." Angie: "And he was he handcuffed?" Parent: "Yes." Handcuffs were also allegedly used on a fifth grader who has autism at a different St. Joseph school. “I was furious. Devastated and furious,” the parent said. The federal lawsuit states the child was hiding so the school called for backup and pulled the student out and handcuffed him. …