An 8-year old was pepper sprayed by police on February 22nd  at Glennon Heights Elementary in Lakewood, Colorado.  The boy had been spitting and cursing at teachers, and the boy allegedly tried to stab the officers with a piece of wood.   Police had been called to the school to deal with this boy previously.

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What are your thoughts on this?  Should the police have peppered sprayed the boy?

Should the parents be held responsible for the boys behavior as well?