MIAMI, Fla. (FOX NEWS) - A 7-year-old boy was handcuffed last week following an alleged incident involving a teacher at his Miami, Fla., school.
The youngster was taken out of the cafeteria on Thursday for playing with his food, according to WSVN, and reportedly "attacked the teacher by repeatedly punching her on her back, in the hallway" as he was escorted from the lunch room.
"Once the teacher restrained the juvenile from attacking her, the juvenile continued to fight her with his fists and legs, causing both the teacher and the juvenile to fall to the ground," it claimed, and that he kept up the attack while down on the ground. The teacher restrained the child, who "was able to calm down on his own," the report said.
He was held via the Florida Mental Health Act or Baker Act and put in a hospital for a psychiatric assessment before he was discharged, el Nuevo Herald reports.