Police in the US handcuffed a six-year-old girl after she threw a tantrum at school in Georgia.
The family of Salecia Johnson have demanded that the city of Milledgeville changes its policy to protect other children.
Salecia was accused of tearing items off the walls and throwing furniture in an outburst at Creekside Elementary School. Police said she knocked over a shelf that injured the principal.
Police added that when an officer tried to calm the child, she resisted and was handcuffed. The girl was charged with simple assault and damage to property.
Police chief Dray Swicord said: "Our policy states that any detainee transported to our station in a patrol vehicle is to be handcuffed in the back and there is no age discrimination on that rule."
The girl's aunt, Candace Ruff, said Salecia was alone in a cell and had complained that the handcuffs were too tight.