Florida 6-year-old arrested, handcuffed for elementary school tantrum
A six-year-old Florida girl was arrested, cuffed and fingerprinted after she threw a kicking tantrum in her Orlando elementary school class — and grandma is not happy.
“She was charged with battery!” a stunned Meralyn Kirkland told NBC affiliate WFLA-TV of her grandaughter, Kaia.
The girl suffers from sleep apnea, a condition she is working on managing through medication, and was acting out from sleep deprivation, the grandmother said — and never should have been hauled off from her Orlando elementary school in handcuffs.
The girls grandmother said she was horrified to learn Kaia was was arrested Thursday after she kicked a staff member at the Lucious and Emma Nixon Elementary charter school.
The pint-sized perp was cuffed and driven 8 miles to Orlandos Juvenile Detention Center, where she was fingerprinted and had her mug shot taken, the report said.
Kirkland said she received a call from someone at the elementary school informing her the tot was in police custody.
“What do you mean she was arrested?'” Kirkland remembered saying during the unbelievable call.
“He said, There was an incident and she kicked somebody and she is being charged and she is on her way.'”
“No six-year-old child should be able to tell somebody that they had handcuffs on them and they were riding in Read More – Source