School police back officer who handcuffed 7-year-old after alleged teacher attack

Miami-Dade school police said the officer "acted within the scope of her duties" and followed protocols.
1:22 | 01/30/18

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In other news this Monday night, there are growing questions after a 7-year-old boy was handcuffed at a Miami elementary school. The boy accused of kiting a teacher. Taken away in cuffs. Some asking, did authorities go too far? ABC's Victor Oquendo from Miami tonight. Reporter: Tonight, police standing by the officer in this video, seen escorting a 7-year-old boy in handcuffs after he allegedly attacked one of his teachers in his Miami school. The boy's mother can be heard saying -- "Nothing is going to happen, my love" as she records on her phone. Tonight, the miami-dade school police saying, "The officer acted within the scope of her duties and in accordance with departme departmental protocols." But the boy's family says those handcuffs went too far. Do you think it was over the top? Too much. Imagine, my life little boy. Reporter: According to the police incident report, on Thursday, after the 7-year-old was told not to play with his food he allegedly "Attacked the teacher by repeatedly punching her on her back." Later, "Grabbing her hair and pulling it towards him." After, the boy was cuffed and transported to a hospital for an evaluation before being released. David, his father says a similar incident happened with their son last year, and he started speaking with a physician. Tonight, he says he simply cannot understand how a 7-year-old ended up in handcuffs. David? Victor Oquendo with us tonight.

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