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Girl 6, is ‘ARRESTED for kicking someone at school’

She even had to give fingerprints and a mugshot
WFLA

A six-year-old girl was allegedly arrested at school because she ‘kicked somebody’.

According to reports, Kaia Rolle was charged and taken to a juvenile detention centre in handcuffs, where she gave fingerprints and had a mugshot taken.

WFLA reported that the year 1 student was handed the charges on Thursday (3 October) when she kicked someone at Emma Dixon Elementary charter school in Orlando Florida.

The girl’s grandmother, Meralyn Kirkland, was in disbelief when she heard what Kaia had been through.

She told officers that her granddaughter was dealing with a disorder called sleep apnoea – a condition where the walls of your throat come together while you sleep, blocking off your airway.

Ms Kirkland explained to the police that Kaia ‘has a medical condition that we are working on getting resolved.’

Kaia Rolle and Meralyn Kirkland
Kaia Rolle and her grandmother Meralyn Kirkland (Credit: WFLA)

But she says that the officer dismissed the child’s condition, saying, ‘Well I have sleep apnoea and I don’t behave like that.’

The grandmother was shocked that Kaia had to endure the ordeal, saying, ‘They told us we had to wait a few minutes because Kaia was being fingerprints, and when she said “fingerprinted” it hit me like a tonne of bricks.’

She 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 centre to be fingerprinted (and to have a) mug shot (taken)’.

Kaia’s now been returned home but the status of her charges are unknown.

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