When Chrystal McCadden arrived at the Brownell STEM Academy she found him handcuffed, and demanded that the handcuffs be taken off of 7 year old Caden. McCadden said that the officer who placed the handcuffs on her son told her he didn't have the key to remove them.
"'You put my son in handcuffs and you don't have the key?'" McCadden said. "What sense does that make?"
Police say they received an urgent call from the after-school program reporting that there was a student who was not only a threat to other kids but to himself.
According to a police statement, "An officer was dispatched to Brownell STEM Academy in response to an urgent call for immediate assistance with a child who appeared intent on injuring himself, as well as repeatedly assaulting others,"
Flint Community Schools told the local media that it was working with the police to get to the bottom of exactly what took place at the after-school program.
But schools should never have to collaborate with the police to calm a 7 year old.
While it is unclear how the handcuffs were taken off Caden, McCadden is still furious that her little boy was ever handcuffed in the first place. "He don't deserve to be in no handcuffs," she said "He ain't in here with no knife. He ain't in here with no gun."