Student Learns the Hard Way Not to Ambush Cop Making Arrest
Shocking video footage from a high school cafeteria caught how at least some members of Gen Z feel about authority.
A cell phone recorded the moment a police officer arresting a young woman received multiple kicks to the face by another student, while others gawked nearby (Fox News).
The student doing the kicking was identified as Shardae Yvonne Pittman, 18, who was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and interfering at an educational institution, the Miami Herald reported. She was being held at Miami-Dade County’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on a $5,500 bond, the report said.
A classmate posted the video to Instagram.
At the time of the incident, the police officer was arresting a 17-year-old girl who was allegedly involved in a cafeteria fight, the newspaper reported. As a result of the kicks from the 18-year-old, the officer suffered a cut lip and abrasions, the report said.
“It is a shame that while this officer was attempting to break up a fight and maintain a safe learning environment, this adult student acted in a cowardly way rather than fall in line with MDCPS values,” Miami-Dade Schools Police Chief Edwin Lopez wrote on Twitter.
It is a shame that while this officer was attempting to break up a fight and and maintain a safe learning environment, this adult student acted in a cowardly way rather than fall in line with @MDCPS values https://t.co/83Rm65dpOl— Edwin Lopez (@edwinlopezMDSPD) May 3, 2019