Police handcuffed a seven-year-old student after he attacked a teacher upon getting in trouble for playing with his food, according to a Monday report.
An Miami-Dade Schools officer handcuffed the unnamed student in Florida and transported him from Coral Way Bilingual K-8 Center to a children’s hospital, reported The Washington Post.
After getting reprimanded for playing with his food, the student “attacked the teacher by repeatedly punching her on her back, in the hallway.” He brought both the teacher and himself down to the ground and continued his assault by “grabbing her hair and pulling it toward him,” according to a report.
The seven-year-old allegedly kicked a teacher in November, but the school dealt with that incident without involving police.
“This action was warranted to prevent [the student’s] erratic and violent behavior from bringing further harm to others or himself,” Ian Moffett, the Miami-Dade Schools Police Department chief, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “The manner in which he was transported to the receiving facility was done in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.”‘
“I know that my kid made a mistake,” Rolando Fuentes, the student’s father, told Fox affiliate WSVN. “This is completely insane.”
Fuentes reports being told that his son was a “danger to society.”
“I feel like my heart is broken,” Mercy Alvarez told WSVN.
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