Michelle Marchante, Miami Herald, March 3, 2022
A teacher was “allegedly battered” by a 5-year-old student at an elementary school in Pembroke Pines, police said.
The incident happened around 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pines Lakes Elementary, 10300 Johnson St, according to Pembroke Pines police. The teacher was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries for treatment and evaluation, police said.
Five-year-old children are generally in kindergarten.
Pembroke Pines police spokeswoman Amanda Conwell told the Miami Herald in an email that “no weapon or object was involved in the battery” and that “the victim is conscious and cooperating with police.”
Police haven’t disclosed additional details and declined to provide specifics on the teacher’s injuries. Police said they are treating the incident as an “active criminal investigation.” No arrests have been made.