A St. Louis mom went to her son’s school to pick him up because he was in distress, but somehow she ended up being carted off to jail like a common criminal.
After receiving a call from her son’s school on Thursday alerting her that he was upset, mother Niakea Williams rushed to Walnut Groves Elementary School to pick up her son.
“I was lying in bed when I received a frantic phone call from the teacher, Michael was panicking,” Williams told local affiliate KMOV.
Her son Michael has Asperger’s syndrome.
After she was buzzed in by school officials, Williams was apparently so concerned about her son that she rushed past the school’s front desk, but not before telling a teacher why she was there.
“I saw a teacher and she said Ms. Williams what is wrong? I said something is wrong with Mikey and proceeded to go straight to my son,” said Williams.
While she was consoling her son, Williams was informed by the principal that she had violated school policy by not signing in.
“I didn’t sign the book, but I had to check on my son. You can bring me the book, She said oh no, I’ve already called the police. You called what,” said Williams.
The school was placed on lockdown and a call was placed to local police reporting an “unauthorized entry to a school”, even though Williams had been buzzed in by school administrators.
“They escorted me away from my son, who already has emotional distress. Four officers told me to turn around and put my hands behind my back, I was under arrest,” said Williams.
Williams said school officials knew who she was and they’d called her to come see about her son, so she doesn’t understand why she was arrested on trespassing charges.
She says she feels that she got arrested for being a mother who was concerned about her child.