MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Parents of one 15-year-old student are speaking out after they said she was assaulted by an SCS officer at Kirby High School.
Memphis Police and Shelby County Schools are investigating the matter, taking statements and stories. The parents, however, want to see more done.
“She’s 15. Ain’t nobody supposed to be putting hands on her anyway. If I did that to anybody, I would’ve been locked up anyway,” said Derrick Kuykindall, the child’s father.
FOX13 spoke to the child's parents April Heard and Derrick Kuykindall. They're struggling to understand how this all could've happened.
Download the FOX13 Memphis app to receive alerts from breaking news in your neighborhood.
“She’s like please can you get up here because this lady. I said what lady? She said the police lady,” said Heard.
Their daughter said she bumped another student and was followed into a room by the officer when she was punched in the mouth.
“When I heard about it, I thought it was a kid she got to fighting with or something. A security guard? I’m not thinking nothing like that,” Kuykindall said.
FOX13 reached out to SCS, and officials released the following statement:
© 2020 Cox Media Group