Parents Outraged After Kids’ Arrest
More than 150 community members called for action Sunday after parents of students attending a Tennessee elementary school said at least five students, ages 6 to 10, were handcuffed on Friday for not breaking up an off-campus fight.
The students, who all attend Hobgood Elementary School, were arrested and later released from the juvenile center on Friday, according to the Daily News Journal.
On Sunday, First Baptist Church on East Castle Street in Murfreeboro hosted a community meeting about the incident. In addition to angry parents and community members, Murfreesboro Police Chief Karl Durr and City Manager Rob Lyons were in the crowd.
“If something needs to be corrected, it will be,” Lyons told the crowd. “Out of this, we want to learn and make things better so they don’t happen again,” Durr said.
The city’s police department is reviewing the incident. Check back for updates.