A grandmother from Florida has been left outraged after her six-year-old granddaughter was arrested for kicking somebody.
On Friday, September 20, Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy pupil Kaia Rolle was arrested by a school resource officer and charged with battery before being taken to a juvenile detention centre in handcuffs.
After being driven to the Orlando based centre in the back of a police car, young Kaia had her fingerprints taken by officers and also had to have her mugshot taken.
As reported by Click Orlando, Kaia had been acting up while in class; a side effect of a sleep condition her family had been working to resolve.
After misbehaving in class, Kaia was sent to the principals office where a staff member attempted to hold her wrists in a bid to calm her down. It was at this point Kaia lashed out and kicked, leading to her arrest.
Kaias grandmother Meralyn Kirkland was left in complete shock and disbelief upon hearing the news, telling 10News WTSP:
I said what do you mean she was arrested? They said, there was an incident and she kicked somebody, and shes being charged.
[…] No six-year-old child should be able to tell somebody that they had handcuffs on them. And they were riding in the back of a police car, and taken to a juvenile detention centre to be fingerprinted, mug shot.
Meralyn attempted to explain to school Officer Dennis Turner – a school resource officer from the Orlando Police Department – why Kaia had been acting out in this way. However, Officer Turner was reportedly dismissive and unsympathetic when Meralyn informed him about Kaias sleep apnea.
As reported by Click Orlando, Meralyn said:
She has a medical condition that we are working on getting resolved, and he says, ”What medicaRead More – Source