Police arrest 6-year-old for kicking, threatening principal

Published: April 26, 2012

Police handcuffed the girl who had injured a principal and damaged property at an elementary school. PHOTO: FILE

INDIANAPOLIS: Police in a small Indiana town hauled a six-year-old from his elementary school and charged him with battery and intimidation after he kicked and threatened a principal, police said on Wednesday.          

The incident followed one earlier in April where police handcuffed a 6-year-old girl who was screaming and crying and had injured a principal and damaged property at an elementary school in Milledgeville, Georgia. She was not charged.

The Indiana student, who had been suspended from school, recently for biting and hitting a staff member, was arrested April 18 at Hendricks Elementary School in Shelbyville, which is about 30 miles southeast of Indianapolis.

“This was not an isolated incident,” Shelbyville Police Lieutenant Michael Turner said.

School officials called police, reporting that the student, who was not identified, had kicked Principal Patrick Lumbley and told him and Assistant Principal Jessica Poe that he was going to kill them, a Shelbyville police report said.

The student was yelling and screaming and lying on the floor of Poe’s office when police arrived, the report said.

Poe led the student to a police car where an officer placed him in the back seat, buckled him in and drove him to the police department, the report said. He was not handcuffed.

Turner said he hoped the filing of juvenile charges would help get the child needed help.

“Putting him into the system can open up avenues perhaps the parents don’t have,” Turner said.

Reader Comments (6)

  • Iram
    Apr 26, 2012 - 12:27PM

    U.S.A. believes in freedom of expression then why this innocent boy put behind the bars.

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  • Apr 26, 2012 - 12:59PM

    Oh Come On! Arresting a 6ix year old! God! What is wrong with those people! Do they really think that kid’s imminent threat to kill the Principal was to be carried out? Whoa! Get A Life People! Do you really agree with the immature juvenile act of “Bite” could be considered as “Bit the Bullet” Sometimes the kids made mistakes while being stubbornat, persistent enough that they start yelling or crying, but they should be treated in a moderate level! but hey! Gimme A Break! If that school was for such young 6ix olders so what is the advantage of having that school even?! Kids Are Kids & We’re Grown Up’s (If We Are)

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  • Reeba
    Apr 27, 2012 - 4:17AM

    “Poe led the student to a police car where an officer placed him in the back seat, buckled him in and drove him to the police department, the report said. He was not handcuffed.
    Turner said he hoped the filing of juvenile charges would help get the child needed help.
    “Putting him into the system can open up avenues perhaps the parents don’t have,” Turner said”
    In US, police is called not just for arresting or jailing people. This child obviously needed professional help as this happened before too. Police will make sure that the child will be referred to juvenile services and will get psychological intervention.

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  • Apr 27, 2012 - 6:35AM

    Hey pseudo-liberals go nuts!

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  • TET
    Apr 27, 2012 - 6:56AM

    wth….a fully grown principle is scared of a 6 year old kid?

    some people just amaze me.

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  • Apr 29, 2012 - 9:44PM

    Watch **Bowling For Columbine**, it will open your eyes.Recommend

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