A 5-year-old Florida boy physically attacked a Pines Lakes Elementary teacher, who was found in a daze, dry heaving, and verbally unresponsive before rescue crews took her away on a stretcher and then to a hospital, WPLG-TV reported.
What are the details?
Two students, ages 4 and 5, began throwing objects around the classroom — and at teachers — and then started flipping over chairs, WTVJ-TV reported, citing a Pembroke Pines Police report.
One of the teachers took the 5-year-old boy into a smaller “cool down” room, and that’s where the student attacked her, WTVJ added, citing the report.
WPLG said the student used his fists and feet to hit his teacher, according to the report, adding that the incident took place just after 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The teacher got on the school radio and said she needed help, WTVJ said, adding that a responding officer found her sitting against a wall “appearing to be in a faint state,” the report noted.
The teacher needed assistance getting up and was “clearly weak and dazed” and began coughing and dry heaving, WTVJ said, citing the report.
The officer requested a rescue unit to the school as the teacher “continued to blink and breathe regularly but at no point was able to vocally respond or show signs of a response,” WTVJ said, citing the report.
Rescue workers arrived and put the teacher on a stretcher, WTVJ said, adding that she was was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital.
The police report described the incident as an aggravated assault with hands, fist, or feet, WTVJ said.
What happened to the teacher and the student?
The teacher has since been released from the hospital, officials told NBC News.
Pembroke Pines Police officials confirmed Monday that the student won’t be charged in the incident, WTVJ said.
A police representative told NBC News that prosecutors would have a difficult time showing that this 5-year-old boy was able to distinguish right from wrong.
However, the police report said the officer who initially responded contacted the child protective investigations section, which said it would be responding to the child’s home, WTVJ reported.
The elementary school, which is located about 15 miles southwest of downtown Fort Lauderdale, contains nearly 800 students from pre-kindergartners through fifth graders.
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