Police handcuff 7-year-old boy after pulling teacher’s hair because she told him to stop playing with his foodBy Tanya Clark 12:15 PM January 29, 2018
The parents of a young boy who was arrested and handcuffed by police are threatening to file a lawsuit, alleging child cruelty.
Rolando Fuentes and Mercy Alvarez of Miami, Florida, said that their 7-year-old son attends the Coral Way Bilingual K-8 Center.
On Thursday, the boy’s teacher told him to stop playing with his food.
A short time later, The boy approached his teacher from behind and punched her.
The boy kept kicking and punching the teacher as she turned around to confront him.
The teacher and the boy struggled and they fell to the ground.
The boy then pulled his teacher’s hair and assaulted her.
The teacher was eventually able to detain the boy who calmed down and went to the principal’s office.
The boy’s parents were called to the school and they spoke with the principal.
The principal then informed the parents that the boy will be suspended for 10 days.
The police officers at the scene then decided to arrest the boy and take him to the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for a mental health evaluation under the Baker Act.
Police said that the boy’s recent behavior caused them to believe that he was having mental health issues.
The 7-year-old boy was handcuffed and taken to the hospital.
Alvarez claims that doctors said her child was okay.
Alvarez and Fuentes said that they are planning to file a lawsuit against the school district and the police because of the way they handled their son.
They said that such a harsh reaction was not warranted despite his violent outburst.