9-year-old Girl Arrested After Tantrum

November 1, 2011 by staff 

9-year-old Girl Arrested After Tantrum9-year-old Girl Arrested After Tantrum, Lee County deputies arrested a girl nine years old, after saying that she threw pieces of asphalt in a school bus and then threw a metal chair at a deputy.

Monday, just before 3:00 pm, the Office of County Sheriff Lee was called to help out after a student at the Royal Palm Exceptional Center jumped off the bus near the intersection of East Drive and Kingston Avenue Atlanta to Fort Myers.

A statement from the states of the Sheriff’s Office Amber Harris jumped the bus after spitting at staff and become aggressive.

After getting off the bus, the statement said, she began to collect large pieces of broken asphalt and throw them into the bus.

One piece struck the windshield where the driver was sitting, and a deputy responding to the scene saw what happened.

After seeing the deputy, the student began to walk from the scene and followed the deputy.

The report notes that went into a nearby yard where he got up and threw a metal chair, striking the deputy.

When the deputy arrived at the student and told him he was under arrest, the report notes that the girl resisted by kicking and trying to push the deputy.

Amber was arrested without injury to her deputy or.

Due to the nature of the incident, detectives of Youth Services and the Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene to investigate.

Amber Harris was arrested in Lee County Jail and charged as follows:

• Battery of a public school employee in violation of FSS 784 041 (2a)
• Launch of a missile into an occupied vehicle fatal in violation of FSS 790.19
• Battery of a police officer in violation of FSS 784.07 (2b)
• Resistance to violence in violation of FSS 843.01

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10 Responses to “9-year-old Girl Arrested After Tantrum”

  1. LMB on November 1st, 2011 10:01 pm

    This situation is so sad. Where were the little girls parents? Where did she learn such bad behavior?

  2. Manuela on November 2nd, 2011 7:51 am

    Unbelievable a 9y old in a police cell. What this girl need is a spanking from her parents and not go to jail. I cant belief that the cops in USA are so stupid.

  3. Estela on November 2nd, 2011 1:41 pm

    Sometime hurts , but children must respect other people, school etc.. if the parents don;t teach them, the police will do.

  4. maisha on November 2nd, 2011 3:47 pm

    This Is so sad this little girl is highly over active for a reason , little kids don’t act out unless there’s a reason. What is this world coming to arresting a child. She has her whole life to live , they should look at the root of the problem start at home or at school. Kids are molded by people they are around. 9 year olds Still learning how to make positive choices in life:(

  5. Cricket on November 2nd, 2011 4:26 pm

    A spanking is not going to do this girl any good. Kids these days are too darn grown. So if they want to act grown, treat them that way. Charge her and lock her up.

  6. Lia on November 2nd, 2011 7:00 pm

    The article statews that this child was from “Royal Palm Exceptional Center.” I looked it up, and this is a small (165 students) K-12 school for children with special needs. “Where are the parents?” Really? They are doing the best they can for their little girl….getting her into a special school where they were hoping she would be able to get the help she needs.
    Since the bus driver needs to have full attention on the road, it seems to me that it might be helpful for there to be a trained adult chaperone on board to handle incidents like this before they get out of hand, like this clearly has. There are established, appropriate ways of restraining a child who has become a danger to herself or others.
    Hopefully, rather than prosecuting this child to the “full extent of the law” with the purpose of punishing her, they are able to get her into an even higher level program that will help her be able to live more comfortably in society.
    Best wishes of clear thought and patience to all involved.

  7. Noodles123 on November 2nd, 2011 7:12 pm

    I work in a prison…I see this type of tantrums all the time from grown men…They may have psychological/substance/biochemical problems but the fact REMAINS the only time they stop and learn NOT to behave like that is when they are PUNISHED.

    They take meds but still act up and hurt people.

    They have couseling but still act up and hurt people.

    They are sprayed and thrown in the hole when they hurt others and guess what?

    They learn to behave…By the way even the crazy ones KNOW what they’re doing…They often brag about being able to get away with it because they have issues.

    No more softness…Throw that brat in an empty room so she can scream and scream until she calms down THEN get her some meds in a SHOT form…After 2-3 times she’ll LEARN self-control.

    Remember trash like this is going to school with your kids and one day you’ll hear how she hurt someone really bad as an adult.

  8. Hennessee on November 2nd, 2011 8:24 pm

    Maisha …there is no excuse for a child to behave like that. She should respect everybody specially the authorities. That is why we have laws. Please stop to justified that bad behavior…she needs to Learn self-control and more the parents should be charge with that too. She didn’t born that way…she learn from somebody very close to her.

  9. garysgirl on November 2nd, 2011 10:05 pm

    I have worked with autistic students for years. This is VERY TYPICAL of autistic behavior. Spanking, grounding, etc. will not do any good. Teaching them as best you can at a VERY EARLY age, in my opinion, is a must. Many people whose child have autism, understandably let children do what they want because of guilt. It can be a huge problem as the child grows older.

  10. cindy on November 3rd, 2011 2:22 am

    Gee people are so quick to just arrest anyone huh? even if your 9!! apparently this young girl has some behavioral issues. the world needs more knowledge and training on how to deal with people who have mental health/behavioral health issues. i’m sure officers have dealt with worse, you would think they could try to handle a 9year old. arresting and/or jail isn’t the answer to solve everyone’s issues. i work in mental health/behavioral health. it can be scary but you gotta keep your cool and think. especially if the person causing issues is only 9!! come on now. no wonder jails/prisons are over crowded…everyone goes to jail these days!! overall, the world needs more knowledge on dealing with people who have issues. don’t be scared of them.