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Elementary Students Cuffed for Not Stopping Fight

By The Associated Press — April 26, 2016 1 min read

Angry parents are demanding action after they say at least five students were handcuffed at a Tennessee elementary school for not stopping an off-campus fight.

More than 150 people gathered last week for a community meeting over the incident at Hobgood Elementary School. The Rev. James McCarroll said the students were detained and later released from a juvenile center.

Murfreesboro Police Chief Karl Durr said he would begin reviewing the situation.

A version of this article appeared in the April 27, 2016 edition of Education Week as Elementary Students Cuffed for Not Stopping Fight

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