I understand the schools being tired of kids doing things like this and them wanting to get tough but....this boy hasn't been a trouble maker at school and has never been into any kind of trouble. I think there are some things to look at before a child is cuffed and taken to detention. Did the boy just touch the alarm and it went off? I doubt it. I don't think that they go off that easily do they? If they did it seems the alarms would be going off all of the tme. Kids goof off in the halls all of the time and shove each other around and the alarms probably take their share of bumps and thumps and touches.
I still believe that a felony is to tough if the boy hasn't ever been into trouble before. He has been suspended from school....because of the trouble he is in now he probably wishes he had never pulled the alarm. A lesser charge would be alright and be a good reminder for him to continue to stay out of trouble. A felony is a little extreme though in my opinion.