6-year-old arrested at school

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A six-year-old was arrested at his school after acting violently toward the principal.

At Hendricks Elementary School in Shelbyville, southeast of Indianapolis, school leaders said the child was kicking and punching the principal, and it wasn't the first time something like that had happened.

Only this time, the boy was placed in the back of a police cruiser. He was never handcuffed.

The principal said it wasn't an easy decision to have the child arrested, but that the situation had become too much for the school to handle.

"They have definitely tried and it was just a situation where we had reached a point where we wanted something positive to happen," said school principal Patrick Lumbley. "I know that that's maybe not a word people would use in a situation like this, but we have to look at the big picture - not just where this child is at age six but where this child's going to be at age ten through fifteen. So we need to take the steps necessary to try and get the child on the road to success."

School officials said the child's parents have been cooperative over past incidents and have been trying to get help.

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