A 10-year-old boy was arrested and locked up in juvenile detention after throwing a plastic container at his fourth grade teacher and trashing his classroom.
Darren Banks of Houston, Texas, has been held in a juvenile detention center since Wednesday on charges of assaulting a public servant, which is a third-degree felony in Texas that carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years as well as a maximum of $10,000 in fines.
Relatives of the boy, who has a history of detentions and suspensions, are enraged over the school’s reaction to his outburst. They say his transgression was minor and does not warrant the punishment.
But pictures of the Emmott Elementary School classroom following the boy’s disruption indicate that he had more than a minor outburst.
The classroom is in complete disarray with books and papers littering the floor and more than a dozen overturned chairs.
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