Cuffed and Cozy: New York School Sued for Handcuffing and Threatening Four-Year-Olds for Not Napping

School officials in New York has an interesting way of coaxing kids to sleep — you handcuff them and tell them that they will never see their parents again. That is the alleged misconduct in a lawsuit brought by parents in the Bronx on behalf of two 4 year old students.

According to the lawsuit, on Nov. 17, 2006, a substitute teacher took the boys to an empty room when they would not sleep and a school safety officer cuffed them and threatened. The officer allegedly “You know what happens when you don’t go to sleep in there? . . . ‘When you go to jail, you’re not going to have no fun, no TV, no toys.’ ”
Now, that should get the little tykes to nod off.

There are a host of potential torts here from battery to assault to false imprisonment to the international infliction of emotional distress.

For the full story and pictures of the little sleep felons, click here.