Chicago Mom Outraged After Daughter, 6, Placed in Handcuffs for Taking Candy

Marlena Wordlaw refuses to accept any apology from Fernwood Elementary School after her 6-year-old daughter, Madisyn Moore, was handcuffed for taking candy off a teacher’s desk as a way of “trying to teach her a lesson.”

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A Chicago mom is furious after her daughter, an elementary school student, was reportedly handcuffed while at school.

Marlena Wordlaw’s 6-year-old daughter, Madisyn Moore, was reportedly pulled out of class at Fernwood Elementary School for taking candy off a teacher’s desk. That was when her daughter was handcuffed and put under some stairs at the school to teach her a lesson, NBC Chicago reports

“He snatched me out of my class,” Madisyn told the news station. “He made me get out in my handcuffs.”

Her mom got to the school 50 minutes after getting the call that Madisyn had gotten into trouble for taking the candy, but ended up being outraged by what she saw. 

“When he pulled her from under stairs, she was crying,” Wordlaw said, referring to the school security guard. “He told me, ‘I’m doing my job; I’m trying to teach her a lesson.’

“I’m more angry than anything because it’s my only daughter. I feel like anything could have happened to her. Somebody could have touched her. She’s in the dark under the stairs,” the mother added. 

Wordlaw reportedly went to the principal, who tried to apologize, but the mother says the apology wasn’t nearly enough. 

“I understand these teenage boys and whatever the case may be, yeah, you can try to teach them a lesson, but this is a little girl,” Wordlaw said. “I don’t accept your apology, ever.”

Wordlaw is planning to sue, according to the news station.

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