10-Year-Old Autistic Boy Handcuffed and Arrested at School

A fourth grader with autism was arrested last week in his Florida grade school’s principal’s office.

Ten-year-old John Benjamin Haygood was handcuffed and taken from Okeechobee Achievement Academy by two school resource officers as his stunned mom videotaped the entire scene on April 12.

Luanne Haygood and son
Credit: Facebook/ Luanne Haygood

Now, the video of the Florida boy being arrested has gone viral and raises many questions and concerns.

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