Grandmother outraged over 6-year-old arrested


(CNN) — A Florida grandmother is demanding answers after her six-year-old granddaughter was reportedly arrested.

Kaia Rolle is like most little girls, she loves pink and has a cheery outlook on life.

After what her grandmother, Meralyn Kirkland, says happened on Thursday, the bubbly 6-year-old has a little room to focus on school after she got a call from a school resource officer saying Kaia was arrested.

“What do you mean she was arrested, he said there was an incident and she kicked somebody and she is being charged and she is on her way,” Kirkland said.

Kirkland says her granddaughter’s journey to the Juvenile Detention Center by Orlando Police Officers began at Lucious and Emma Dixon Elementary Charter School.

“She is arrested and she has a charge, she is charged with battery,” Kirkland said.

The disorienting chaos has been too much for Kirkland to process.

“She has a medical condition that we are working on getting resolved and he says what medical condition she has a sleep disorder, sleep apnea and he says well I have sleep apnea and I don’t behave like that,” Kirkland said.

The first grader was handcuffed, and carted off where the grandmother says she was fingerprinted and even had a mug shot taken.

“They told us we had to wait a few minutes because Kaia was being fingerprinted, and when she said finger printed it hit me like a ton of bricks,” Kirkland said. “No six year old child should be able to tell somebody that they had handcuffs on them and they were riding in the back of a police car and taken to a juvenile center to be fingerprinted, mug shot.”

Rolle is happy to be home.

“I felt sad that my grandma was sad, and I really missed her,” Rolle said.


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