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That's hardcore! [Mar. 29th, 2005|11:35 am]
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5-year-old cuffed, arrested in Florida
Mar 18, 2005 (ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — A 5-year-old girl was arrested, cuffed and put in back of a police cruiser after an outburst at school where she threw books and boxes, kicked a teacher in the shins, smashed a candy dish, hit an assistant principal in the stomach and drew on the walls.

The students were counting jelly beans as part of a math exercise at Fairmount Park Elementary School when the little girl began acting silly. That's when her teacher took away her jelly beans, outraging the child.

Minutes later, the 40-pound girl was in the back of a police cruiser, under arrest for battery. Her hands were bound with plastic ties, her ankles in handcuffs.

"I don't want to go to jail," she said moments after her arrest Monday.

No charges were filed and the girl went home with her mother.

While police say their actions were proper, school officials were not pleased with the outcome.

"We never want to have 5-year-old children arrested," said Michael Bessette, the district's Area III superintendent.

The district's campus police should have been called to help and not local police, he said.

Bessette said campus police routinely deal with children and are trained to calm them in such situations.

Under the district's code of student conduct, students are to be suspended for 10 days and recommended for expulsion for unprovoked attacks, even if they don't result in serious injury. But district spokesman Ron Stone said that rule wouldn't apply to kindergartners.

"She's been appropriately disciplined under the circumstances," he said.

The girl's mother, Inda Akins, said she is consulting an attorney.

"She's never going back to that school," Akins said. "They set my baby up."


http://abclocal.go.com/wls/news/strange/031805_ap_sn_5yrold_arrest.html
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[User Picture]From: you_failed_me
2005-03-29 09:40 am (UTC)
that is freaking priceless.

a 5 years old beating up her teacher and hitting the assistant principal.

i love it!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-03-29 12:30 pm (UTC)
One bad ass little girl, man.
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From: hymn
2005-03-29 10:26 am (UTC)
i'm stealing.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-03-29 12:31 pm (UTC)
By all means.
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[User Picture]From: phekkin_nej
2005-03-29 10:47 am (UTC)
yeah i read that crazy crap in our local paper a week or so ago
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-03-29 12:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm a little behind.
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[User Picture]From: huh_uh_bob
2005-03-29 10:49 am (UTC)
haha not too shabby
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[User Picture]From: psychobgy
2005-03-29 10:49 am (UTC)
I am just wondering why the child thinks it can act that way.... probably does at home... Yeah putting the kid in cuffs is not acceptable, but I still wonder if the child's household environment allows for such behavior. I guess the statement that pisses me off/ saddens me out of this whole thing is the mother saying "They set my baby up"

Yes it is good to defend your children, no it isn't right that a school would do this to a child, but Come On.....
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From: m_buggie
2005-03-29 10:58 am (UTC)
I agree. If my kid (you know, assuming that I have them at some point) ever behaved that way they would be in more trouble with me than anyone else. You know?
I was always raised to believe that children are a reflection of their parents.
Great flying Scotsman, what the hell are her parents like for her to act like that?

Unless she's a little sociopath...
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From: lostways
2005-03-29 11:17 am (UTC)
it's a crazy world and children are just potatos and we are the sacks that hold them...

hehe wow that's intersting , but how can kid have that big of anger problem?! but arrtesting went a little too far thts going to scare the kids for life
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-03-29 12:37 pm (UTC)
Seriously. I remember getting detention in kindergarten and I was the biggest bad ass in that class... but man.. Being arrested? No kindergartener in the world is going o be able to live up to that.

I don't think that kindergarten boy that shot his classmate was even taken out in handcuffs..
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-03-29 12:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that was my favorite part too.
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[User Picture]From: secretnugget
2005-03-29 11:38 am (UTC)
yeah, weird...i saw this on the news in the airport a couple of weeks ago...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-03-29 12:39 pm (UTC)
Like I said.. I'm behind the times.
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From: m_buggie
2005-03-29 11:48 am (UTC)
I feel like an episode of "South Park" escaped TV and infiltrated our reality.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-03-29 12:41 pm (UTC)
It's a conspiracy.

After all, just ask the girls Mom.
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From: etherealprimate
2005-03-29 12:00 pm (UTC)
My nephew has had similiar outbursts at school. He once bit a kid for using the wrong color crayon, and is sent to the principles office nearly everyday for similiar outbursts. He really is a good kid and sensitive (despite his violent outbursts), plus when he was in first grade he was measured to have the reading vocabulary of a 6th grader. Anyhoo, it still seems odd to have the police called and for the child to be arrested, especially when they had campus security present. Maybe the teacher just panicked? Either way, maybe being arrested was a good experience for the kid and taught her that their are higher authorities than her parents to deal with if she goes berserk again?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-03-29 12:42 pm (UTC)
I dont' know.. I can see that theory working for a fourth grader... but a kindergartener?
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[User Picture]From: richter_belmont
2005-03-29 02:13 pm (UTC)
And they say taking candy from a baby is "easy".
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-03-29 04:05 pm (UTC)
lol. Nice. ;) She could probably kick my ass.
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[User Picture]From: jsmonkie
2005-03-29 04:43 pm (UTC)
*laughs* That really does bring a whole new meaning to "like taking candy from a baby". Ahh, man, this is priceless. I do feel a little bad for the girl, since her mother is obviously a little... overdramatic. So she's probably been brought up the same way. Oh well. I say send her to Kiddie Boot Camp on Maury! XD
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-03-29 04:54 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen a Maury show that wasn't about paternity tests in years.
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[User Picture]From: dogmeatnyc
2005-03-29 07:14 pm (UTC)
haha
police cars and handcuffs are fun but did they fingerprint the little fucker?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-03-29 08:19 pm (UTC)
They'll know whose breaking into all those houses and stealing those barbies then..
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2005-03-29 10:03 pm (UTC)
hehe, thats one crazy little girl. i bet nobody messed with her after that.
i dropped out of pre-school cuz it was "too loud" says my mom.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-03-30 04:22 pm (UTC)
Really?

My son freaked out at a basketball game.. some kids just don't like a lot of noise.

You better believe the fifth graders were like "Watch out! That kindergarteners coming!"
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From: barbz129
2005-03-29 10:33 pm (UTC)
Crazy little kids nowadayz
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