Police video: Florida 6-year-old involuntarily sent to mental facility
02/14/2020 9:33 pm PST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WITI) -- A Florida mother wants answers after her 6-year-old daughter was involuntarily placed in a mental facility for 48 hours after an incident at school Feb. 4.
Martina Falk told WJXT that Duval County Public Schools called her to say her daughter, Nadia, was "so uncontrollable that they had to Baker Act her."
The Baker Act is a Florida law that protects the "involuntary examination" of a person believed to be suffering from a mental illness who may cause harm to herself or others.
The Jacksonville County Sheriff's office released body camera footage of a deputy leading Nadia out of the school. According to a sheriff's report obtained by CBS News, a social worker said Nadia, who has been diagnosed with ADHD and a mood disorder, was "attacking staff" at Love Grove Elementary School and "destroying school property."
The bodycam video shows Nadia calmly asking officers, "Am I going to jail"
A female deputy responds, "No, you're not going to jail. You're not going to jail."
After taking a seat in the back of the patrol car, Nadia asks, "Do you have snacks?"
The deputy can be heard telling another officer, "She's been actually very pleasant, right? Very pleasant."
The other officer replies, "I think it's more of them just not knowing how to deal with it."
Nadia was then held for 48 hours for evaluation, according to CBS News.
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