By NBC News
November 2, 2015

Michigan police are apologizing for handcuffing a 7-year-old boy at his elementary school last month.

The incident happened on October 12 at Brownell STEM Academy’s after-school program, which is run by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. Chrystal McCadden, the mother of the 7-year-old boy, said she got a call from the school to pick up her son, who she was told was in handcuffs.

Flint police said in a statement Friday that the student “appeared intent on injuring himself” and was handcuffed to prevent injury to himself and other students.

“The officer used handcuffs to restrain the child…

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