Crime & Courts

Police cuff 8-year-old student

MYRTLE BEACH -- Police handcuffed an 8-year-old boy after he refused to calm down at Myrtle Beach Elementary School, according to a police report.

A school resource officer said the incident happened around March 4 after someone reported a disorderly student in the assistant principal's office.

The boy refused to listen in class and walked out of the school building after being told not to leave, police said.

Officials at the school tried unsuccessfully several times to call his mother, according to the report. Police said that while in the principal's office the boy hit a teacher, the assistant principal and shoved the principal while trying to leave an office.

The officer said the boy caused more than $100 in damage, and threw several items across a room.

Police said the boy also raised a large trophy and tried to hit an officer, who handcuffed the boy and took him home, where he was released to his mother's custody.

The mother complained about the boy being brought home in handcuffs, but the officer said it was done for safety. Juvenile officials were notified of the incident.

-- The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News