6-year-old schoolgirl handcuffed and arrested after she kicked a school staff

A 6-year-old schoolgirl was handcuffed and arrested for kicking a school staff member in Florida, US.

The 6-year-old schoolgirl identified as Kaia was arrested, handcuffed and fingerprinted after she threw a kicking tantrum in her Orlando elementary school class and this has sparked outrage as she was charged with battery.

6-year-old schoolgirl handcuffed and arrested after she kicked a school staff


The child’s grandmother, Meralyn Kirkland, told WFLA-TV, “She was charged with battery!”

The angry Meralyn Kirkland revealed her grandchild suffers from sleep apnea, a condition she is working on managing through medication, and was acting out from sleep deprivation. She said her granddaughter should never have been hauled off from her school in handcuffs.

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She further added that she was horrified to learn Kaia was arrested on Thursday, September 19, after she kicked a staff member at the Lucious and Emma Nixon Elementary charter school.

Kaia was put in handcuffs and driven 8 miles to Orlando’s 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 child 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.'”

Kirkland added: “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 center to be fingerprinted, mug shot.”

Kaia was one of two children arrested that day. The other is an eight-year-old child.

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  1. In a matter of ones diginity, which is the empirical essence of a human being, the USA is the worst place anywhere in the world for a black person. As soon as you step out of your house as a black person, your diginity as a human being is assaulted every minute, 24/7, in the USA.

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