Outrage follows children’s arrest

Murfreesboro, TN (WSMV) Parents are outraged after students as young as 8 were arrested at a Murfreesboro, Tennessee elementary school because of what they allegedly didn’t do during a fight that took place off of school grounds.

Zacchaeus Crawford said anger is an understatement for how he is feeling after his children were arrested.

"It makes me want to fight. I’m not going to lie and say it doesn’t," Crawford said. "How would you feel if it was your child? I’m frustrated."

His children, ages 9, 10 and 11, were arrested at Hobgood Elementary last Friday, along with an 8-year-old and a 13-year-old.

Crawford said a 5-year-old and a 6-year-old were fighting over a basketball game in his backyard while another child recorded it.

Police saw the video and showed up at the school. They handcuffed the students and drove them to the juvenile detention center, where they were charged with criminal responsibility of another.

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