Video shows 7-year-old Miami boy in handcuffs after he allegedly attacked teacher

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A 7-year-old Miami boy was taken into custody last week after police say he attacked a teacher at school by pulling her hair and repeatedly punching her in the back.

It was the child’s second tantrum in less than three months, his family said. But this time, a Miami-Dade Schools Police officer went an extra step: The boy was handcuffed, loaded into a cruiser and taken to a psychiatric evaluation as permitted under state law. Part of the incident was caught on video and continued to be shared Friday on Facebook.

“I know my kid did wrong, and he will be punished for what he did,” the boy’s father, Rolando Fuentes, told NBC Miami. “But what the police officer did afterward, this is out of hand. Unbelievable.”




Image: 7-year-old in handcuffs

A 7-year-old Miami boy was placed in handcuffs after he allegedly attacked a teacher.