Six-Year-Old Girl Handcuffed at School Says, ‘It Hurted’ (Watch)

Screen shot of little Madisyn, who was handcuffed by a guard at her school.
Screen shot of little Madisyn, who was handcuffed by a guard at her school.

*After hearing the news that a security guard at Chicago’s Fernwood Elementary School called himself “teaching a lesson” to a six year old girl that he handcuffed because she took candy off of her teacher’s desk; the song that goes, “Y’all gone make me lose my mind, up in here” could not have been far from her mother’s thinking.

The guard pulled little Madisyn Moore out of class and handcuffed the little girl under some stairs.

According to a video report by NBC Chicago (scroll down to see it), Madisyn said, ““They hurted. He snatched me out of my class. He made me get out in my handcuffs.” 

Marlena Wordlaw, the little girl’s mother, showed up in less than an hour after getting the call that Madisyn had gotten into trouble. But she got to the school in time to see her child still in cuffs.

“I said ‘why you have my baby in cuffs?’ He said, ‘because I’m trying to teach them to stop taking stuff that don’t belong to them’.”

“When he pulled her from under [the] stairs she was crying,” Wordlaw said. “He told me ‘I’m doing my job, I’m trying to teach her a lesson’.”

Wordlaw did say that an apology was given by the school principal, but she admits it was not enough. “I will never accept an apology,” she tells reporter, Natalie Martinez; who adds Wood does plan to file a lawsuit.

Watch the NBC Chicago video report directly below.

4 thoughts on “Six-Year-Old Girl Handcuffed at School Says, ‘It Hurted’ (Watch)”

  1. So the mother is mad because they put handcuffs on her daughter for stealing? And that’s wrong? What is she going to do when the child get older like 18 is she going to tell the cops not to put handcuffs on her child? I’m glad that he put the handcuffs on the child it’ll teach her a lesson not to be stealing. If anybody should be apologizing is the mother for her child to be stealing. Trips me out what parents are doing now like their child can’t be disciplined. Damn shame!

  2. When we were growing up, had we been caught stealing, especially from a teacher, we would have gotten the black beat off our asses. And when mamma or Big Mamma got called and had to leave work to come to the school, another layer of black would have been gone by the time we got home. Suing the school would never had entered the conversation. Handcuffs now, or handcuffs later. Teach Little Miss Sticky Fingers to leave other people’s stuff alone, or this is what your future looks like. Stop looking to use your kid as a an ATM and use this as example of what she can expect if she doesn’t stop stealing. Otherwise, tell her to get used to being “hurted”.

  3. Hello
    There’s certainly a lot to find out about this subject. I like all the points you have made.
    Madisyn said, ““They hurted. He snatched me out of my class. He made me get out in my handcuffs.”
    Thanks for Share this Madisyn Story.

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