Mother says disabled son handcuffed at school

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A mother is outraged saying her disabled son is the victim of bullying not only by students, but also by a school security officer.

“It’s unethical. It’s mind blowing. And it’s something I’ve never heard of from a school district,” stated Dayton mother Nicole Davis. She says she was sick to her stomach over what happened to her 15-year-old son at school.

“I just noticed it was visible bruises all over this child’s face,” said Davis.

She asked 2 NEWS not to show her face on camera, but says Tuesday, she received a call from a security officer at Longfellow School saying he had handcuffed her disabled son following a fight.

“He stated to me that he had my son in handcuffs. I overheard my son in the background. He was very irate,” said Davis.

Davis said her son has a number of special needs and takes up to ten pills a day. He attended Belmont High School, but when he broke some rules, he was sent to Longfellow as an alternative. She claims her son was actually a victim in the fight and was the only one who was handcuffed.

“I understand that there might be some, you know, situations with outbursts or things like that. But it seems to me that people are overlooking the mental stability,” stated Davis.

A Dayton Public Schools public information officer said over the phone that Davis’ son was in an altercation. The school said he was restrained because he was considered a threat to himself and other students. The school’s department of safety and security is now investigating the incident.

Davis said she will continue to fight for her son.

“I’m a very outspoken person. I will stand up for my family. I will go all rights for my children,” said Davis.

Davis has a meeting with prosecutors Thursday during which she plans to file charges.

Dayton Police report a detective has been assigned to the case. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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