Busted for burping.
A seventh-grade Cleveland Middle School boy last May was handcuffed by a city police officer, arrested and taken from school to the Juvenile Detention Center after he “burped audibly” while he was in his P.E. class, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed Wednesday.
He was transported without his parents being notified, the suit said.
It also details a separate incident, on Nov. 8, when the same student was forced to strip to his underwear while five adults watched after he was accused of selling marijuana to another student, the lawsuit said. The boy was never charged with a crime in that incident.