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Unfortunately, it’s no secret that black students are disciplined much harsher than their white counterparts. Even knowing that the case of 6-year-old Nadia King is still unusually disturbing.

CBS News reports that the body camera footage of a Duval County sheriff shows that Nadia was completely calm upon her removal from Love Grove Elementary School in Jacksonville, FL. Nadia was removed from school due to the Baker Act, a law that permits authorities to submit a person to psychiatric evaluation if they are deemed to be a danger to themselves or others. Nadia has ADHD and suffers from a mood disorder. According to the Sheriff’s report, a social worker at the school said that Nadia was “destroying school property” and “attacking staff.”

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The footage shows Nadia asking the officer if she was going to jail and if they had any snacks. She asks the officer if they’re going on a field trip to which the officer responds “Well I call it a field trip, anything away from school is a field trip, right?” Both of the officers can be heard remarking on how pleasant she seemed.

Martina Falk, Nadia’s mother, cried upon seeing the video. She is currently looking for a new school for Nadia and filing a lawsuit against Love Grove Elementary. Reganel Reeves, Falk’s attorney has said: “If you can’t deal with a 50-pound child, 6-year-old, then you shouldn’t be in education.”

That is a point I completely agree with. There is no reason at all a 6-year-old should be sent to a mental institution for having a temper tantrum. If she was really being disruptive just call her parents and have them take her home. It’s that simple. I’m really trying to figure out how a 6-year-old girl could attack grown-ass adults.

I guess it’s time to add “just being a 6-year-old” to the list of things the police will be called for.

Freelance Evening Writer @TheRoot. Watcher of wrestling, player of video games. Mr. Steal Your Disney+ Password.

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