The mother of a child with an 8-year-old mental disability has been talking since the police handcuffed her son

The mother of a child with an 8-year-old mental disability has been talking since the police handcuffed her son "screaming, kicking and crying" when he left the campus of his elementary school.

Butte County Sheriff's Deputies handcuffed the boy after he left Chapman Elementary School in Chico, California, on Thursday.

"I was devastated," the boy's mother, Meagan Ramey, told KRCR-TV.

"It broke my heart, I started crying, and I'm going to start crying again."

The mother of a child with an 8-year-old mental disability has been talking since the police handcuffed her son "screaming, kicking and crying" when he left the campus of his elementary school.

Butte County Sheriff's Deputies detained the child after he left Chapman Elementary School in Chico, California, on Thursday

Butte County Sheriff's Deputies detained the child after he left Chapman Elementary School in Chico, California, on Thursday

Butte County Sheriff's Deputies detained the child after he left Chapman Elementary School in Chico, California, on Thursday

The sheriff's deputies said they were worried about the boy when they realized he crossed the street alone and looked anxious and confused.

The sheriff's deputies said they were worried about the boy when they realized he crossed the street alone and looked anxious and confused.

The sheriff's deputies said they were worried about the boy when they realized he crossed the street alone and looked anxious and confused.

The sheriff's deputies said they were worried about the boy when they realized he crossed the street alone and looked anxious and confused.

The sheriff's deputies said they were worried about the boy when they realized he crossed the street alone and looked anxious and confused.

The boy's mother said that when she arrived she was surprised to see her son kicking and screaming while his pants were under his bottom and his shoes were on his feet.

The boy's mother said that when she arrived she was surprised to see her son kicking and screaming while his pants were under his bottom and his shoes were on his feet.

The boy's mother said that when she arrived she was surprised to see her son kicking and screaming while his pants were under his bottom and his shoes were on his feet.

The boy's mother said that when she arrived, she was surprised to see her son kicking and screaming while his pants were under his butt and his shoes were on his feet.

The boy's mother said that when she arrived she was surprised to see her son kicking and screaming while his pants were under his bottom and his shoes were on his feet.

"He was devastated," said the boy's mother, Meagan Ramey (seen above). "It broke my heart, I started crying, and I'm going to start crying again"

Ramey said it's common for his son to walk away from school and for the director to follow him a few steps back.

"We will start walking outside the campus, the director, we have spoken several times," he said.

On Thursday, however, the sheriff's deputies said they were worried when they noticed that the boy was crossing a street and seemed confused and anxious.

The agents began to approach the boy, but he kept moving away. The deputies worried that the child would wander in traffic.

"Then, at one point, one of the agents took it and restricted it, and that eventually led to difficulties and at one point the agent was hurt," said Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea.

Ramey (above) says that she and her husband intend to file an official complaint. Once the complaint is filed, the sheriff's office will review the bodycam images and take interviews

Ramey (above) says that she and her husband intend to file an official complaint. Once the complaint is filed, the sheriff's office will review the bodycam images and take interviews

Ramey (above) says that she and her husband intend to file an official complaint. Once the complaint is filed, the sheriff's office will review the bodycam images and take interviews

The boy was handcuffed. Honea said the officers decided not to put him inside a patrol car for fear he might try to hurt himself.

Ramey arrived on the scene and noticed his son handcuffed. The image shocked her.

"The hands behind his back, his pants were beyond his bottom, the shoes were thrown away," Ramey said.

"He was screaming kicking and crying because he also has asthma."

The amateur video of the arrested child was posted on Facebook, where it went viral.

The sheriff says he is aware that the image of an eight-year-old with wives with developmental disabilities is not well reflected in his department.

"When you're restricting someone, even when you're doing it so they do not hurt themselves and scream and shout that you know optics is not good, it does not look good," Honea said.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea insists that the boy was handcuffed for his own safety, as the deputies were concerned that he might try to hurt himself

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea insists that the boy was handcuffed for his own safety, as the deputies were concerned that he might try to hurt himself

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea insists that the boy was handcuffed for his own safety, as the deputies were concerned that he might try to hurt himself

"My heart is with all the people there, but based on what I can see, their actions were motivated by this young man's concerns."

Ramey said that despite the pain of seeing his son handcuffed, he kept his composure.

"When I saw him handcuffed, he broke me," he said.

"I wanted to lose him in them, but at the same time I did not want to get into trouble."

Ramey says that she and her husband intend to file an official complaint.

Once the complaint is filed, the sheriff's office will review the bodycam images and take interviews.

Ramey says he does not blame the school. She says her son was taken to a doctor for treatment on a bruised wrist.

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