Shamise Turk was upset to learn that her son Ryan had been suspended and charged with larceny for taking a 65-cent carton of milk that comes with his lunch. And, get this: Ryan is on the school’s free-lunch program.
A Virginia middle school student has been suspended from school, charged with larceny and ordered to appear in juvenile court for “stealing” a 65-cent carton of milk that his mother says was free.
Shamise Turk told WTVR that she is angry, frustrated and mad that her son Ryan was handcuffed and charged with stealing a milk carton that comes free with his meal because he is on the school’s free-lunch program.
According to the news station, the incident happened May 10 at Graham Park Middle School in Triangle, Va., after Ryan went back to get a carton of milk that comes with his lunch.
A Prince William County police officer assigned to the school accused Ryan of stealing the milk. The officer reportedly grabbed Ryan, who told the news station that he pulled away from the officer’s grasp.
“I yanked away from him; I told him to get off of me because he’s not my dad,” the middle school student said.
The officer then placed Ryan in handcuffs and took him to the principal’s office, where he was searched for drugs, Ryan’s mother told the news station.
Ryan was then not only suspended from school but also charged with larceny, and he has been ordered to appear in juvenile court.