(KMOV) -- A middle school student was hospitalized after a security guard allegedly broke the boy’s hip.
When Marquita McDavis went to pick up her son, he was screaming and crying, saying his leg was broken. It was bad enough that 14-year-old Briaonte Fowler had surgery last night to repair his broken hip last night at St. John’s Mercy Children’s Hospital. He started physical therapy Tuesday.
A school security guard allegedly removed Fowler from his classroom after teachers said he was being disruptive and the guard handcuffed him in the hallway.
“At that time Briaonte wa like, ‘No, no, no,’ because he was like, ‘I don’t understand why I’m being arrested for this,” McDavis said.
Fowler told his mother that the officer slammed him to the floor and took his back leg and bent it up to his back and bent his left hip.
Fowler has ADHD and suffers from anxiety attacks.
McDavis has filed a report with the School Violence Hotline and now the school district and Jennings Police are investigating.
Superintendent Clarence Holman said in a statement, “The Jennings School District is currently investigating an incident involving a Jennings Middle School student who recently disrupted a class during the school day. Our District is committed to ensuring the well-being of our students. Thus, when a student becomes disruptive in a classroom, the District follows procedures that are tailored to restore a comfortable learning environment for the students in the classroom with the least disruption to the teaching process.”