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Mother files lawsuit after 6-year-old was handcuffed for allegedly taking candy off her teacher’s desk

This Thursday, a Chicago mother filed a lawsuit against her daughter’s school district, claiming that her daughter was handcuffed after she allegedly took candy off a teacher’s desk without permission.

According to WLS, the incident at Fernwood Elementary took place back in March, but the mother filed the lawsuit after other means of resolving the situation were unsuccessful.

Marlena Wordlow says her 6-year-old daughter was pulled out of class after she allegedly took candy off a teacher’s desk, then handcuffed by a school security guard and told to sit under a flight of stairs – for more than an hour by herself — until she learned her lesson.

“He was pulling Madisyn from under the stairs with her hands behind her back. I don’t know how long she was under there, but she was sweating. She still had on a jacket. It was warm outside, so I’m trying to figure out why she still had her jacket on,” Wordlow said.

The New York Daily News reports that Wordlow said the security guard told her that he was teaching the child “a [f–king] lesson.”

Wordlow’s lawsuit accuses the security guard of excessive force, false imprisonment, and intentionally inflicted emotional distress, According to Wordlow her daughter is now afraid of the dark and is terrified of anyone wearing a police uniform.

The lawsuit says that the child was “crying, sweating and visibly scared and distraught,” according to the Daily News.

According to the Daily News, although the guard was fired, police did not press charges.

Watch WLS’s report in the video below:

Featured image: screen grab via WLS

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