Mom calls NAACP over arrest of kindergartner
Desre’e Watson better hold on, there may be tough times ahead. She is just 6-years-old, and was just arrested and put in jail. “I was scared,” she recalled.
Desre’e goes to school at Avon Elementary. Police say she had a run in with a teacher, got angry, and began kicking and scratching. She even hit a teacher who tried to intervene.
It’s hard for her mom to believe. “She never falls out. She is very respectful. I tell her to do anything, she do it,” offered mother Lateshia Wilson.
When school officials couldn’t get her under control, they called in the police as a last resort. Officers say Desre’e just wouldn’t calm down, so they handcuffed her and put her into a cruiser.
Next, they say she began to kick the door.
She was booked into the Highlands County Jail, just like an adult, and charged with a felony and two misdemeanors.
“I was very upset and felt like they violated my baby’s rights,” said Wilson. “I am very upset about it.”
So upset, she called the NAACP to investigate.
Police say when Desre’e hit and kicked a teacher, she committed a crime. So, they had every right to arrest her.
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