A 7-year-old boy was called a ‘danger to society’ and handcuffed at school, his parents say

Jan 30, 2018 by

A 7-year-old boy was handcuffed and removed from an elementary school in Miami after authorities say he got into a physical altercation with a teacher.

Cell phone video shows the child, who has not been publicly identified, wearing metal handcuffs and being escorted by a Miami-Dade police officer late last week from Coral Way Bilingual K-8 Center to a local children’s hospital for evaluation, according to ABC affiliate WPLG.

“It’s OK, my love,” the boy’s mother, Mercy Alvarez, called out to him in Spanish.

Officials with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Miami-Dade Schools Police Department did not respond to requests for comment Monday morning. But according to an incident report cited by Fox affiliate WSVN, the boy became violent Thursday after he was pulled from the school cafeteria for playing with his food.

The report stated that he “attacked the teacher by repeatedly punching her on her back, in the hallway” and once he was restrained, he continued to struggle, bringing the pair to the ground.

Once on the ground, the report added, the boy continued to fight the teacher, “grabbing her hair and pulling it toward him,” according to the news station.

After he calmed down, he was taken to the principal’s office – then taken into custody.

 

Source: A 7-year-old boy was called a ‘danger to society’ and handcuffed at school, his parents say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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