This was the schools fault more so than the police. The school called the police and failed to handle the situation appropriately. I wouldn't put the blame on the police who are only trying to do their job and assist. Obviously the police aren't trained to deal with tantrum throwing four year olds, but the school should have been. I taught a pre-K and Kinder combination class before and had a tantrum throwing four yr old in my class and I never would have called police. The principal or the school psychologist maybe, but not the police. Most often if you move others away from the student and ignore the behavior they will calm down on their own. If they become a danger to themselves or others, by hitting, throwing things then the student should be removed, but not by handcuffs and sent to the police station. This is definitely a failure on the schools part, not the police.
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