- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Missouri mother was arrested on trespassing charges for entering her son’s school without signing in after being told he was having a medical emergency.

“I was lying in bed when I received a frantic phone call from the teacher, Michael was panicking,” said Niakea Williams, whose son suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, a local CBS affiliate reported.

The mother raced to Walnut Groves Elementary School in St. Louis County, where her son attends, and entered to find her son’s classroom.

“I saw a teacher and she said, ‘Miss Williams what is wrong?’ I said, ‘Something is wrong with Mikey,’ and proceeded to go straight to my son,” she told the station.

Miss Williams made it to her son’s classroom and started to console him — that is until the principal caught up with her and said she violated school policy by not signing in.

“You can bring me the book,” she reportedly told the principal.

“She said, ‘Oh no, I’ve already called the police.’ You called what?” Miss Williams recalled.

Calverton Park Police were called to the scene and the school was put on a 12-minute lockdown. A letter was also sent home to parents to notify them of the situation.

“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,” the distraught mother told the station.

She was reportedly taken to the police station on trespassing charges.

“I feel like today I got arrested for being a concerned parent of my child,” she said.

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