VIDEO: Student Kicks Officer In Face As He Tries To Restrain Other Student

A Miami-Dade Schools police officer was trying to subdue a student when he was kicked in the head by another woman.

Homestead, FL – A Florida police officer was violently kicked in the face by a high school student as he was struggling to apprehend another student on Thursday, cell phone footage showed (video below).

The incident occurred inside the Homestead Senior High School cafeteria, after a fight broke out among five students at lunchtime, WFOR reported.

The struggle between the officer and a 17-year-old female involved in the fight was already underway when a bystander began recording the melee, FOX News reported.

The video showed the officer scuffling with the teen on the floor, trying to get her hands behind her back.

A second female, later identified as 18-year-old Shardae Yvonne Pittman, began shoving the officer in an apparent attempt to get him off of the girl he was trying to subdue, the video showed.

A crowd of bystanders gathered around them, and at least two people rushed in to pull Pittman away from the officer.

But as she was being taken away, Pittman swiftly kicked the officer in the face while he was using his hands to hold the other female down.

The blow momentarily stunned the officer, but he quickly recovered.

He suffered abrasions and a cut to his lip as a result of the attack, FOX News reported.

Pittman was subsequently charged with interfering at an educational institution and battery on a law enforcement officer.

She was transported to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, and was released on $5,500 bond on Friday morning, according to WSVN.

“It is a shame that while this officer was attempting to break up a fight and maintain a safe learning environment, this adult student acted in a cowardly way rather than fall in line with MDCPS values,” Miami-Dade Schools Police Chief Edwin Lopez tweeted on Thursday evening.

The school district expressed its support for the injured officer, and said that Pittman will face disciplinary action.

“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,” the district said in a statement.

“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,” the statement continued. “Students will also be disciplined according to the Code of Student Conduct, up to, and including, expulsion.”

The 17-year-old student the officer was trying to subdue when he was assaulted was charged with resisting arrest, and has since been released.

Her mother, Charnell Lee, claimed that her daughter did nothing wrong, and that she never should have been arrested in the first place.

“I’m highly upset about it. I’m p-ssed,” Lee told WSVN.

Lee said that her daughter was “jumped” by Pittman just before the video recording began, and that she was “defending herself.”

“She’s the victim!” Lee said of her 17-year-old daughter. “Of course she’s the victim…They just charged her with resisting arrest with officer. She never did anything to the officer.”

Lee claimed that the officer failed to protect her child from further assault.

“Why, when the police officer has my daughter on the ground, allow the other young lady to spit in her face?” she railed. “And then the other young lady who spit in her face put it on social media.”

Lee said that her daughter planned to enter the military, but that she will now have a criminal record “because she was defending herself.”

You can watch cell phone footage of Pittman’s assault on the officer in the video below. WARNING - Graphic Content:

Comments (53)
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Marius_
Marius_

good lord, this girl is a gigantic douchebag

LEO0301
LEO0301

This is just a snapshot of what happens everyday in our schools and out on the street. And it is almost ALWAYS a @Hi_estComnDenomn . Why is that, I wonder?

RamblinRose
RamblinRose

The mother of the girl the officer was trying to handcuff said that "my daughter didn't do nothing wrong". Well, sorry, but your daughter resisted arrest. That is "something wrong". If your daughter was the innocent victim, I'm sure there were enough witnesses to attest to that and she would have been exonerated. So, both girls should have been arrested until the fight was sorted out.

Buzz17
Buzz17

Man, if that was my daughter who kicked that officer, she'd wish she'd never been born!! I'd let her spend some months in jail, & when she was released, she'd wish she was back in jail. She'd be homeschooled until she proved she knew how to behave, showed respect for authority & for fellow citizens, & spent some time doing community service with less-fortunate folks. What is wrong with the black community that they don't condemn such behavior on the part of students AND their parents??? Discipline is necessary to achieve anything in this world.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

That was barely a flick of the ankle, he will be fine.

Way to stick up for your friends though. Spread the word, keep these cops in line.

Readbetweenthelines
Readbetweenthelines

EXPEL the bitch!

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

Just let them beat the crap out of each other and let it go at that. Best thing to do is request an ambulance for the loser. Animals will always fight with each other.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

LEO0301 -"Why is that, I wonder?" ( referring to how members of the urban community act)- I know you ask this rhetorically 0301 but to clarify for the other readers.

Social factors contributing to what we observe so often from members of this community are: being poorly educated ,a perverse gutter level culture yet which is embraced by members of this group , unacceptable behaviors that pass as "acceptable", poor personal emotional maturity /inability to control their own emotions , single parent households, minimal parental guidance, minimal positive influences from older adults , no/few positive adult role models, drug/alcohol/prescription med abuse and a mindset of thinking their is no harm in doing so, no morals, no values, arrogant attitudes , refusal to acknowledge personal responsibility, too often a refusal to embrace and pursue higher education and the lack of perseverance to apply themselves to completion , an unwillingness or inability to help themselves, poverty, (and a combined refusal to purse meaningful legitimate lawful employment), a passed on history of "trying to get away with it", entitlements, lawless demeanor, no structured goals in life, preponderance for choosing " the easy way /easy money", blatant defiance to non black community standards , mental illness, paranoia , victim mentality........and most importantly, likely no personal relationship with God. If multiple factors are combined ( and which is quite likely) then the end result is compounded and increased and why we see and what we see daily. THE most important factor to change this community is a return to 2 parent households /marriage . It is the genesis of where these problems stem from and is currently at 72% out of wedlock childbirth in this community ( and which rose from 24% in 1965). Change that one aspect and they will begin to change as a community and make meaningful contributions to the overall society.

Gramercy
Gramercy

Boy! I surely hope PITMANN goes DOWN..and that her mother follows right behind her. No wonder she did what she did...with such an ignorant role model for a mother. Maybe some of these "students" should not be "in school" but rather in a detentional arena! Geez....throw the book at her!

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

The girl that kicked the officer needs her butt beat, 18 years old or not. She didn’t get it beat enough when she was young.

investigator
investigator

Where the hell were the teachers????? This girl should NOT have had such a low bond....I hope she gets at least five years!! What a bunch of animals!

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

“Why, when the police officer has my daughter on the ground, allow the other young lady to spit in her face?” Since when do women who do what these did deserve to be called a "young lady"?

Sgt961
Sgt961

Typical black child!

RB2207
RB2207

That is a clear example of what is wrong with people today. Everyone is so eager to get their phone out and record rather than actually do the right thing and help.

Mrs10
Mrs10

I know this officer's wife. They are a wonderful couple and she is amazing. I'm REALLY sorry they're having to deal with the backlash - physically and more - from this "child" and her rotten behavior!!

chiefd
chiefd

Coming from a Los Angeles loser, maybe a little flick of the ankle and a boot in your face would ok with you? I'm not coming from Alabama to meet you in L.A., I left there for greener pastures 20 years ago. But, I"ll meet you in Texas, I have a couple friends living in the Dallas area, so that's half way.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Typical little entitled BT-1100 hoodrats with their screeching welfare queen mommas saying "but my baby ain't did nuffin wrong"! Sick of these heathens!!

anna4599
anna4599

These ghetto animals need put down. They are not even human. This is just one reason why cops shoot. Total pieces of shit.

FrogHill
FrogHill

AO declared a free fire zone and going weapons hot

LynnSB
LynnSB

There just a Wild Pack of ANIMALS -- Pull the Officers from the school and let the Animals have at it with each other -- this is bull shit to keep having out officers assaulted and injured while these animals look for a Lottery Pay Day and Destroy Officers Careers

Trefflek
Trefflek

Hopefully she is chargers as an adult since she is 18 & expelled

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

I'm waiting for the mother of the 17 year old to file an excessive force complaint against the officer, and demand he be terminated for failing to protect her daughter that was actively resisting arrest. Civil suit will probably follow. Even if Pittman did jump her little angel and start the fight, she did resist arrest.

As for the princess that kicked the officer in the face, she shouldn't be expelled..... just criminally charge her and throw his ass in jail. If she did start the fight, criminally charge he with that crime too.