By Samantha Day • 20 February 2020 • 14:28
An innocent seven-year-old was held down by six police officers, because school bully claimed he had a gun in his bag, that was actually full of Valentines cards.
Soloman Perkins was held down by police even after his school principal rifled through his bag and discovered there was no gun inside.
The upsetting trauma for the child unfolded at an Elementary School in Valenica on February 13 after the young boy arrived with a bag full of Valentine’s Day cards to kindly hand out to the other children in his class.
A boy who was previously accused of bullying him, ran to a nearby teacher and told them that Solomon had a gun in his bag.
The seven-year-old, who is a special education student with breathing difficulties, was then sent to the school principal, where the situation got out of control.
His furious mother Thea-Maria Perkins said that staff detained her son without telling her.
“They had already violated my civil rights,” she exclaimed.
“They violated my son’s civil rights, they sequestered him and they questioned him without me.”
My child is not allowed to play with weapons, nor is he allowed to play with guns,” she fumed.
“They’re not anywhere in the house.”
The mother-of-one said that Soloman is one of the few black children at the school, and accused the staff of taking the word of a white bully over her black son.
When police officers held down the poor child, they found no gun but instead a bag full of valentines cards that he wanted to hand out to everyone in his class.
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