6-year-old in Florida is arrested for ‘tantrum’

One grandmother in Florida is furious after finding out her 6-year-old granddaughter was arrested after throwing a tantrum while she was in the hands of school professionals.

The Florida grandma was appalled to discover that her 6-year-old granddaughter was arrested for tossing a tantrum on Thursday. Meralyn Kirkland claims that Kaia was taken to the juvenile detention center by Orlando Police Officers. This incident all started while she was at the Emma Nixon Elementary charter school.

“What do you mean she was arrested, he said ‘there was an incident and she kicked somebody and she is being charged and she is on her way,’” Kirkland explained while reflecting back on the situation. The grandmother was in complete shock and could hardly believe her ears. “She has a medical condition that we are working on getting resolved and he says, ‘what medical condition, she has a sleep disorder, sleep apnea,’ and he says, ‘well I have sleep apnea and I don’t behave like that.”

Kaia, who is only in first grade, was handcuffed and taken away. From there, Kirkland claims the little girl was fingerprinted and even had a mug shot taken. “They told us we had to wait a few minutes because Kaia was being fingerprinted, and when she said fingerprinted it hit me like a ton of bricks,” Kirkland, who is still in disbelief, said. “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.”

Needless to say, little Kaia is happy to be back home and with her family.

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