Cops handcuffed a 7-year-old at a Queens school after he became upset while decorating an Easter egg, his mom said.
Joseph Anderson, a first-grader at Public School 153 in Maspeth, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center in metal cuffs, even though his mother told school officials she was on her way to pick him up, mom Jessica Anderson said.
"He was crying and saying, 'I want Mommy,'" Mrs. Anderson said. "Why handcuff him? Why get the cops involved? He's only 7."
The little boy has begun wetting himself in the middle of the day and throwing up since the April 13 incident, his distraught mom said.
"If he hears an ambulance, he runs under the bed and screams, 'They're going to get me,'". "He's really traumatized. I don't let him watch the news anymore, because if he sees cops, he cries."
Anderson said the school called her about 12:30 p.m. to tell her Joseph - who has attention deficit-disorder was not having a good day, and she said she would pick him up.
Turns out, things were far worse than she imagined.
The boy told her he became upset because the color on the egg he was painting didn't look the way he wanted, and staffers threatened to send him to the hospital if he didn't stop crying.
Scared, the boy then jumped up on the table and said, "I just want my mommy," his mother said.
(NY Daily News)
Do I have to say the lad was Black. Also no way I'm posting his picture like the papers did to add to his trauma. I'm trying to imagine anything like this happening at the Wilson School or any of those other plutocrat incubators on the Upper East Side.