Virginia student on free lunch cuffed, arrested, charged with larceny for taking 65 cent milk

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BY KHALEDA RAHMAN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

A Virginia middle school student was handcuffed, arrested and charged with larceny for ‘stealing’ a 65 cent carton of milk from the cafeteria – even though he was on the school’s free lunch program.

Ryan Turk’s mother Shamise said her son had forgotten the milk the first time he went through the lunch line at Graham Middle School in Triangle on May 10 so he went back.

But a school resource officer saw the teenager cutting in line and accused him of stealing the drink.

Police said the youngster was handcuffed for being disorderly, WTVR reports.

The teenager admitted he had pulled back from the officer, adding: ‘I told him to get off of me because he’s not my dad.’

He was then taken to the principal’s office and searched for drugs before being suspended.

His mother said the search was because Ryan was ‘fidgety’ and ‘kept pulling on the strings of his pants.’

But now, he is also facing a juvenile record after being charged with larceny.

He rejected a non-judicial punishment and a Prince William County judge has set a trial date.

The teenager (above) admitted he had pulled back from the school resource officer, adding: ‘I told him to get off of me because he’s not my dad’

Shamise Turk (above) said she was frustrated that the situation had escalated so far, adding that it's 'ridiculous' that her son is being charged with larceny for milk he was entitled to 

His mother said she is angry that the situation has escalated so far.

‘This is ridiculous, this is beyond embarrassing. He’s at home for 65 cents,’ Shamise Turk said.

‘They are charging him with larceny, which I don’t have no understanding as to why he is being charged with larceny when he was entitled to that milk from the beginning,’ she added.

Police said the charge stems from the boy trying to hide the milk – which his mother denies.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the school said Ryan was suspended for theft, being disrespectful and for using his cell phone at school.

In a statement to the local station, the spokesman said: ‘The need for disciplinary action is determined by how a student behaves throughout any given incident.

‘An appeals process is in place to ensure the fairness of any disciplinary action.’

The incident happened at Graham Middle School (above) in Triangle, Virginia, on May 10

Source: The DailyMail

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One thought on “Virginia student on free lunch cuffed, arrested, charged with larceny for taking 65 cent milk

  1. John

    How come they can’t just drop the charges. Not if the racist Pigs law is behind it, they want to make sure every black is charged with a criminal record of some kind.

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