Police Cam Videos Reveal How School Cops and Educators Restrain Kids in Crisis
In South St. Paul, Minnesota, a 9 year old girl is restrained by a school resource officer during a mental health crisis. WARNING: the video in the article may be difficult to view.
Sydney is having a mental breakdown in a special education classroom when the 9-year-old girl tries — but fails — to pelt a police officer with a cracker. “Not very good aim,” responds Randy Boyden, a school resource officer with the police department in South St. Paul, Minnesota, called in for backup that day by school staff. “What are you going to do?” the brash fourth-grader spits back before taking another shot.
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