"Call the police? Is that the first step?" Johnson's mother, Constance Ruff, asked.
Johnson's mother said she wondered if there was "any other kind of intervention" the school could have used to help her daughter.
"They don't have no business calling the police and handcuffing my child," said Salecia's father, Earnest Johnson.
Regardless of age, said Swicord, "When a person is put in handcuffs it's for their safety, it's not a punishment."
According to the police report, Johnson's combative behavior included throwing furniture, including a small shelf, which struck the principal on the leg.
The child was also observed "biting the doorknob of the office and jumping on the paper shredder."
The report stated Johnson also "attempted to break a glass frame above the shredder."
"I noticed the damage to school property and possible assault of other students and staff," the responding officer said in the report.
CNN reached out to Creekside Elementary for comment but was told the principal is assisting with statewide testing and was unable to respond.
Johnson's mother said her daughter was suspended and cannot return to school until August.