LAKEWOOD, Colorado - A police spokesman said officers made “not only the right choice, they made a great choice” in pepper-spraying an 8-year-old boy because of a temper tantrum.
The police were called to Glennon Heights Elementary on Feb. 22 because of the second grader’s violent temper.
The police report says 8-year-old Aiden was “climbing the cart and spitting at teachers. He also broke wood trim off the walls and was trying to stab teachers with it.”
The report continues, saying Aiden was holding something that looked like a sharpened stick and he screamed, “Get away from me you f---ers.”
Police officers told the boy to drop the stick, and when he refused, they sprayed him in the face with pepper-spray twice until he dropped the object.
Police had been called to the school twice before because of the boy, but Aiden’s mother, Mandy, thinks the police should have handled the situation differently.
Lakewood Police spokesperson Steve Davis believes the officers made the right decision, calling it the safest option considering the circumstance.
Aiden has since been transferred to a school for children with behavioral issues, and his mother says he is seeing a doctor.
The boy even admits he has a problem controlling his anger, saying “just kind of like whenever anybody upsets me, I just kind of want to tear them apart.”
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Dear God ::: Police pepper-spray 8 year old during a temper tantrum at school (It Gets Worse...)
Not sure this even needs a comment... just one of the all-around most terrible things I've read in a while.
Here's an interview!
It's part of who he is! He doesn't see it changing! Awesome! A sociopath who feels good about himself.
And Lakewood, Colorado clearly needs new cops. They should've thrown a net over him.
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