PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) - A 54-pound sixth-grader is in police
custody after he was was handcuffed and arrested at his Central
Florida school for throwing sticks at a pregnant teacher and
kicking another instructor.
Jason Stewart Lord was charged Thursday with battery on a
pregnant woman and battery on a school official, both felonies.
Palm Bay Police Department spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez says the
12-year-old was taken to a juvenile detention center where he was
expected to stay overnight.
Martinez says the boy also punched the pregnant teacher last
week but school officials decided to handle the matter internally
at the time.
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