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Suit: Police officer handcuffed, threatened boy at school

Updated: November 9, 2012 7:29PM

The mother of an 11-year-old North Chicago public school student claims a city police officer handcuffed and threatened her son because of his conduct towards the officer’s son.

Clarice Stingley claims a uniformed North Chicago police officer arrived at North Chicago Community Unit School District No. 187 South School in North Chicago around lunch hour March 22 and directed school personnel to call her son into the hallway, according to a suit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Chicago.

The officer handcuffed the boy, “slammed him against a locker” and threatened to “lock him up for the rest of his life” for alleged inappropriate conduct towards his son, also a student at the school, the suit claims.

The officer then released the boy and left the child “uncontrollably sobbing and psychologically devastated” in the hallway, the suit said.

The boy’s mother claims the boy suffered physical and psychological injuries and now fears for his life.

The four-count suit claims willful and wanton conduct, intentional infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment and seeks monetary damages plus the cost of the suit.

A school district spokesperson was not immediately available for comment Friday night.

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