ORLANDO, Fla. – State Attorney Aramis Ayala says two 6-year-old children who were arrested at an Orlando school will not be prosecuted and officials will do everything possible to remove the arrests from their records.
Ayala held a news conference Monday afternoon after the stories of the arrests Thursday at Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy caused controversy.
"I want this community to know that I hear you. I also want you to know that when it comes to little elementary-aged children, we will not negotiate justice, ever. Today, the healing can start," Ayala said.
Both children, a 6-year-old boy and 6-year-old Kaia Rolle, were facing misdemeanor battery charges. They were both cuffed by Officer Dennis Turner, who did not receive necessary permission before taking the children into custody, according to Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon.
[Watch Ayala's full remarks below]
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Turner was suspended immediately pending the outcome of an internal investigation. On Monday, Rolon said Turner had been fired and would no longer be serving as a school resource officer.