What happened next seems absolutely insane to me–11-year-old Yajira was handcuffed by the cops and taken to a juvenile holding facility–which is like jail for kids. Seriously. The girl was essentially arrested for talking back to a school official.
I’m not a big fan of anybody being rude–and it seems like Yajira was definitely being a total brat–but homegirl did not deserve to be treated like a criminal. Extra homework and an hour of detention would have taught her the same lesson and been a bit more appropriate, I think!Her mom is pissed, and other people are outraged, too. At any rate, Yajira apparently learned something from the whole experience, because she said that she won’t be giving school staff attitude anymore.
What do you think? Do you think Yajira deserved to be handcuffed? Do you think we need to be more tough on brattiness, or do you think the cops went overboard? Tell me what you think in the comments!