SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (CBS Cleveland) — A 6-year-old kindergartner was arrested after police say he kicked the school’s principal.

Shelbyville police were called to Hendricks Elementary School last week after the child physically assaulted the school’s principal, Pat Lumbley.

“In the big picture … I have to look at school safety and have to look at student safety,” Lumbley told WXIN-TV.

According to a police report obtained by CBS Cleveland, the child also threatened to kill school officials. Police say when they arrived on the scene, the child was kicking and screaming on the floor.

The child – who recently came back to school after being suspended a few weeks ago for hitting and biting a school official – was then placed into custody by police and taken to the station.

Lumbley said the school district will take care of the child’s education for the remainder of the school year.

“We hate this for Hendricks Elementary, hate this for Shelbyville, that this was the news and to be honest with you, I hate it for the family,” Lumbley told WXIN. “I hate it for the family because they are nice people and they are really working and want what’s best for the child.”

The child has been charged with battery.


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