(CBS News) A Central Texas school administrator has apologized to the family of an 8-year-old boy who was briefly handcuffed by a police officer trying to calm him.
Belton Independent School District Superintendent Susan Kincannon also says it's not district practice "to call police for unruly elementary students."
The boy's stepfather says the second-grader's behavior at school on Tuesday is a reaction from medication he takes for attention deficit disorder.
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CBS affiliate KWTX reports that on Tuesday afternoon school officials summoned Temple police to Pirtle Elementary. According to a police press release, an officer was sent in response to a report that "teachers were having a very difficult time controlling a second grade student who was later determined to be experiencing an emotional crisis."