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ABC News 14 Feb 2020

School places 6-year-old girl in mental health facility

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The girl's school is under fire after she spent two days there.


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Officers are seen in edited body camera footage escorting a 6-year-old girl out of school and to a nearby mental health facility, where she would be committed for two days. The school alleges the girl was "destroying school property, attacking staff" and "out of control," but her family says they are shocked and outraged over the decision.
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