Salecia Johnson might have thrown the mother of all temper tantrums at a Georgia elementary school last Friday: The 6-year-old allegedly pushed fellow students, threw items off a teacher's desk, tore material from the walls, tried to bite a doorknob, and tossed a small shelving unit (which struck the school's principal in the leg). But when a police officer tried to calm Salecia down, she "pulled away and actively began resisting and fighting with me," reported the cop -- so, naturally, he handcuffed her and tossed her in the back of his squad car.
Salecia has since been released to her family -- who, naturally, are pissed. The girl's aunt, Candace Ruff, picked her up at the police station, where Ruff said Salecia was in a holding cell and complained about the steel handcuffs. "She said they were really tight. She said they really hurt her wrists," Ruff said. "Call the police, is that the first step?"
Police defended the cuff-and-stuff, saying Salecia was "placed in handcuffs for her safety. When a person is put in handcuffs, it's for their safety, it's not a punishment."