Wednesday 28 September 2016

School security guard handcuffs girl (6) with special needs under stairs for over an hour to 'teach her a f*****g lesson'

Published 12/08/2016 | 08:03

Madisyn Wordlow
Madisyn Wordlow
Marlena Wordlow (ABC7)

A security guard at a school in the US handcuffed a young girl to stairs for over an hour, it has been alleged.

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Marlena Wordlow claims a security guard at Fernwood Elementary School in Chicago handcuffed her special needs daughter Madisyn (6) to stairs near the school's boiler.

Other students told the security guard the child had stolen sweets, however her mother claims it was part of her lunch.

Wordlow says when she turned up at the school she was taken to her daughter, who was still handcuffed.

Little Madisyn was 'crying, sweating and visibly scared and distraught', according to the lawsuit.

"He said 'I'm teaching her a f----g lesson. She took a piece of candy and I handcuffed her under the stairs... he told me if I was a real parent, I would find out what was going on instead of jumping the gun" Marlena said.

Madisyn has since been taken out of the school, however her mother has been unable to find a place at another school for her yet.

In a statement, the Chicago Public Schools says the guard has been fired and a "do not hire" note was placed in his personnel file.

Marlena Wordlow (ABC7)
Marlena Wordlow (ABC7)

The district says it took immediate action.

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