The Dallas school district is under fire after a 7-year old was handcuffed in following an incident in school last week. Yosio Lopez was handcuffed and tased by school police officers says the Lopez family's attorney David Ramirez.
Yosio is a special needs student who also suffers from ADHD and other mood disorders. Ramirez says Yosio has experienced similar incidents in the past, but is normally accompanied by a trained school aide. However last Tuesday, that aide was not present.
The boy told his mother that he was handcuffed and the principal placed his elbow against the boy's neck while choking him.
In a statement about the incident the School District said:
"The Dallas Independent School District is committed to educating the whole child each day, and in doing so, we believe in providing a productive learning environment that is safe for all staff and students. While there has been media interest into an alleged incident at one of our Dallas ISD campuses, due to federal confidentiality laws protecting the privacy of all students and their families, we are unable to publicly confirm or deny the matter reported."