7 Year Old with ADHD Handcuffed and Tasered at School
A Texas family has hired an attorney after they say their 7-year-old son with ADHD was handcuffed and tasered by police officers in his school.
Obin said her son turned violent during an episode and started banging his head against the wall. The school was in the middle of standardized testing and the counselors weren’t available, according to the family’s attorney.
The attorney showed pictures of bruising the boy now has on his legs, bruises he says came from being hit on the legs with a baton. He also says marks on the 7-year-old’s back are from a taser. “He did vividly describe being shocked and his body convulsing. And he was very clear about that,” Dhillon said.
The school district says it can’t confirm or deny the alleged incident due to federal laws that protect student privacy. The family’s attorney says he and the school district’s attorney are working together on the case.