Video: Parent Put In Chokehold At Nashville School


Some people are questioning the use of a chokehold on a parent of a Metro Nashville school student. A 16-year-old female student was suspended from Stratford High School in east Nashville for a dress code violation. The parent chokehold incident happened after the suspension while the girl was supposed to be away from school.

But the girl and her father, Wayman Arms Jr., returned to the school on Monday despite being told they were not allowed on the premises during the suspension. Reports say that Arms got into verbal altercations with teachers and school personnel. When school resource officer's attempted to arrest the man, police say he resisted and that is why he was put in a chokehold. That part of the day's events were caught on video and posted by ScoopNashville.

Metro police are looking into the use of force. But Arms Jr was not HURT and has been released on bond. Both he and his daughter face criminal charges. The girl was charged with kicking school administrators and a school resource officer. She and her father are both accused of trespassing as well.

A spokesperson for metro schools say it is a matter of safety, and well-being of all students is what governs their actions in these types of situations.