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Eight-year-old assaulted by Philly school police, father says

December 12, 2017 GMT

By Staff

A Northeast Philadelphia third grader was forcibly removed from his classroom, detained in a bathroom, and berated by a school police officer over a routine classroom management issue, the boy’s father said.

The boy, Isaac Gardner Jr., is a student at Solis-Cohen Elementary. On Oct. 20, after he wouldn’t sit down in art class, the officer “dragged my son out of the classroom,” took him into a nearby adult bathroom, and shut the door, said his father, Isaac Gardner Sr.

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