QUEENS, NY (NBC) - A New York principal is apologizing for placing one of her students in handcuffs because she was caught drawing on her desk.
12-year-old Alexa Gonzalez was sent to her principal's officer after she was caught doodling on a desk at her Queens middle school.
The principal called both the girl's mother and police, having officers place the girl in handcuffs when they arrived.
The Department of Education issued a statement Friday saying the principal made a mistake, but that doesn't take away some terrifying moments for her student.
"I was like, am I going to get arrested, and she was like, yeah, maybe. And that's when I burst out crying. I couldn't believe what she said," said Gonzalez.
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