Bodycam video shows 6-year-old's tearful plea during arrest for tantrum at Orlando school

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Video shows 6-year-old handcuffed, taken away from school for kicking staff member
Bodycam video shows 6-year-old Kaia begging for a second chance outside her elementary school while being handcuffed by police.

ORLANDO, Florida -- A family's attorney released body camera footage that shows a 6-year-old girl pleading for help as she is put in handcuffs and taken away from school in Orlando.

Police were called to the school after Kaia reportedly kicked a staff member during a tantrum at Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy.

The video shows Kaia, confused and crying for help as she's led away with her hands zip-tied behind her back.

A 6-year-old girl was put in handcuffs and arrested at her Orlando elementary school for throwing a tantrum.

Kaia cries as one of the officers takes her to a juvenile detention center.

The officer was fired for violating department policy requiring a supervisor's approval to arrest anyone under 12.

Kaia's grandmother is now pushing to change state law concerning arrests of children for misdemeanors.

Charges against the child were later dropped.