A seven-year-old pupil was arrested after repeatedly punching his teacher and grabbing her hair.
A CCTV footage that emerged showed how police handcuffed and took him away from the school in Maimi, Florida, USA.
According to SkyNews, school officials say they followed protocol and that the child was restrained following aggressive behaviour.
But his mother, Mercy Alvarez claims police abused her son.
An incident report said the boy launched the attack last Thursday after the teacher told him to stop playing with his food and removed him from the cafeteria when he refused.
It was leaent that the child hit the teacher repeatedly in the back – and continued punching and kicking her until they both fell on the ground. He then acted aggressively towards a police officer.
The seven-year-old had also punched students and staff members during another incident in November, SkyNews also reports.
Following the latest incident, the boy was briefly hospitalised at Miami Children’s Hospital under the Florida Mental Health Act amid fears he could pose a threat to himself and others.
Officials said the incident was seen by witnesses and caught on CCTV, and that the child’s father had given permission for a psychiatric evaluation.
His mother, Ms Alvarez, however insists her son does not have a mental disorder, adding that he had behaved well and earned good grades in previous years.
She asked: “If my child wasn’t aggressive anymore when we got there, like they were saying he was before, why take such extreme measures?
“This is too much for a boy that age to go through. It can’t be a normal procedure.”