A 6-year-old in Chicago was handcuffed for stealing a piece of candy from her teacher’s desk.

Madisyn Moore, a student at Fernwood Elementary School in Chicago, was handcuffed and put under the stairs after taking the candy. Marlena Wordlaw, Madisyn’s mother, expressed her outrage to NBC News Chicago.

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

Wordlaw plans on filing a lawsuit, even after receiving an apology from the principal.


“I’m more angry than anything, because it’s my only daughter,” she said. “I feel like anything could have happened to her. Somebody could have touched her. She’s in the dark under the stairs.”

Madisyn recounted how she felt after being put in the cuffs.

“They hurted,” Madisyn said. “He snatched me out of my class. He made me get out in my handcuffs.”


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