An officer grabbed and handcuffed Ryan Turk, the Graham Park Middle School student, who was taking his milk that he was entitled to have under school's free lunch program at a cafeteria and charged him with theft.
“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,” his frustrated mother, Shamise Turk, told WJLA.
The unbelievable story unfolded like this: 14-year-old teen forgot to take his milk at the lunch and returned to grab the carton. However, one officer decided that black skin is a sign of a criminal by default and grabbed Turk, handcuffing him after Ryan tried to oull away from him.
“I yanked away from him, (and) I told him to get off of me because he’s not my dad,” Ryan said.
The officer claimed that the teen became disorderly and, moreover, searched him for drugs at a principal's office.
“I’m angry, I’m frustrated, I’m mad,” Shamise Turk said. “It just went too far. 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.”