6-Year-Old Girl Gets Arrested For Misbehaving In Florida School (Photo Credit: Twitter)
A distressing video has surfaced on the internet which shows a 6-year-old being arrested for misbehaving in the classroom in Florida. In the video, the little girl is seen crying and pleading the officer to not arrest her. She can be heard saying, "Help me" and "I don't want to go in the police car''.
The girl was arrested in Orlando, Florida in September 2019 for 'kicking and punching staff members at her Orlando charter school,' according to Associated Press. The lawyer of the family obtained the footage in February and the family decided to release the footage.
Orlando police arrested a 6-YEAR-OLD Black girl for "throwing a tantrum" in her first-grade class.— Kerry ðŸ˜ˆ (@KerrrryC) February 25, 2020
She was handcuffed, put in the back of a cop car, then fingerprinted and taken in for a mug shot.
Don't look away. This is what black kids go through in America. pic.twitter.com/PYVO8qc4Mk
The video was recorded by an Orlando school security officer Dennis Turner, who got the girl arrested. When Turner decided to have her arrested, the school said that the girl had been misbehaving in class. As soon as the video was shared on social media, it received a lot of negative comments from the netizens. ''Atrocious!! Poor little girl, this will probably stay with her for the rest of her life. My Granddaughter is six, it breaks my heart! Children act as children do. I hope this man regrets this & his previous actions for the rest of his life," a Facebook user commented.
"This trauma will be very difficult to overcome. This child may never trust law enforcement and judicial system ever again," wrote another user. "Oh my word!!! Poor little girl!! This is so distressing to watch. I hate to think how much more distressing it was for the little girl. I swear they'd be arresting me if I'd have been there when it happened," another comment read.
The officials claimed that the officer has violated policy as he did not take his permission for the arrest of the child.