Transcript for Federal Lawsuit Over Kids With ADHD Allegedly Handcuffed in School
Next tonight, to the controversial video from Kentucky making headlines late today. A sheriff's deputy facing a federal lawsuit after handcuffing two young chin who had add, attention deficit. Here is Rebecca Jarvis. Reporter: Tonight caught on tape, this Kentucky sheriff's deputy restraining an 8-year-old boy with handcuffs. I asked you not to kick. Reporter: The sheriff now facing a federal lawsuit brought by the American civil liberties union for allegedly using illegal force. Now you can either behave the way you know you're supposed to or you suffer the consequences. It obviously traumatizes students and it interferes with their ability to receive an education. Reporter: The 3rd grader crying and kicking in this video, 52 pounds, with add sent to the vice principal's office for misbehaving. The sheriff called in, allegedly using handcuffs twice on another student in the same school, a 9 year old girl. The lawsuit alleges the sheriff violated federal law in how he treated children with disabilities. Approximately 11% of 6.4 million children have been diagnosed with add. What can be done to calm the situation? You really need to use time and communication and patience, Reporter: According to the recent data, nearly 4,000 students with disabilities were handcuffed during the school year, David.
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