04/21/2011

Cops cuff first-grader after Easter egg tantrum

The boy's mom said he has begun wetting himself and throwing up since the incident

New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Cops handcuffed a 7-year-old at a Queens school after he became upset while decorating an Easter egg, his mom said.

Special-education student 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,'" 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.

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