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Florida teacher leaves class on stretcher after 5-year-old attacks: report

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story listed the charges against the child involved. The Pembroke Pines Police Department says the child has not been arrested and no charges have yet been filed pending an investigation.

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A South Florida teacher was carried out of her classroom on a stretcher after she was attacked by a 5-year-old student at her school, WPLG reported.

The incident happened at Pines Lakes Elementary in Pembroke Pines shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to an affidavit obtained by the news station.

Police said two students, aged 4 and 5, were disrupting class, turning chairs over and throwing objects at teachers.

After being taken to a “cooling down” room, the 5-year-old began attacking the teacher with his fists and feet, police said.

The teacher radioed for help and the police were called to the school.

Officers found the teacher sitting on the floor against a wall. She appeared “passed out” and “dizzy” and began coughing and experiencing dry nausea, according to the report.

The teacher was carried out of school on a stretcher and taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, according to WPLG.

Pembroke Pines Police spokeswoman Amanda Conwell confirmed to Nexstar that the teacher has since returned home.

Conwell added that officers did not arrest or press charges against the 5-year-old on Monday afternoon and the investigation is ongoing.


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