HOMESTEAD (CBSMiami) — A chaotic scene unfolded Thursday at Homestead Senior High School when several students got into a fight and one of them is caught on video kicking a police officer in the head.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools spokesman John Schuster said the fight involved five students during lunch at the school in the 2300 block of SE 12th Avenue.READ MORE: Regulators Weigh FPL Rate Hike
In the video posted on the social media account for @onlyindade, the officer is seen holding one student on the ground when suddenly, another student walks up and kicks the Miami-Dade County Public Schools officer right in the face.
WATCH: STUDENT KICKS OFFICER IN FACE DURING FIGHT AT HOMESTEAD HIGH
Students who witnessed the kick can be heard in the video gasping and groaning out loud, apparently stunned by the incident.
Two students were arrested and charged with resisting arrest with violence and battery on a police officer.
The officer was not seriously hurt.READ MORE: Tracking The Tropics: Tropical Storm Peter Passing Near The Eastern Caribbean
The mother of the female student that was being restrained was, according to her mother, a victim that was attacked.
“One of the girls spit on her face,” said Charnell Lee. “The other [hit her] on her head. When I got here my daughter was put in handcuffs, crying she was in pain from the cuffs. I asked the officer what happened, he did not respond. I tried to talk to the principal and he did not have any answers for me.”
Late Thursday afternoon, Daisy Gonzalez-Diego, Chief Communications Officer with Miami-Dade County Public Schools released the following statement:
“Any behavior that endangers the well-being of students and staff at Miami-Dade County Public Schools will not be tolerated, will be handled swiftly, and result in severe consequences. When that behavior involves battery on a police officer, as it did today, offenders will be arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Students will also be disciplined according to the Code of Student Conduct, up to, and including, expulsion.”
Additionally, the school district police chief tweeted his thoughts on the incident.