A SEVEN-year-old boy was detained by six cops after a school bully lied he had a gun in his bag — that was actually full of Valentines' cards.
Soloman Perkins was apprehended by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department — even after his school principal rifled through his bag and discovered there was no gun inside.
The drama unfolded at Tesoro del Valle Elementary School in Valenica on February 13 after the young boy arrived with a bag full of Valentine’s Day cards to kindly hand out to the other kids in his class.
Unknowingly, he was outside talking to a boy who was previously accused of bullying him, when that boy ran to a nearby teacher and told them about the gun.
The seven-year-old, who is a special education student with breathing difficulties, was then sent to the school principal, where the situation escalated.
Incandescent with rage, his mom Thea-Maria Perkins said that staff detained her son without telling her.
"They had already violated my civil rights," she exclaimed.
"They violated my son’s civil rights, they sequestered him and they questioned him without me."
They violated my son’s civil rights, they sequestered him and they questioned him without me
Ms Perkins added how her son brought nothing more harmful than a Nerf slingshot — which fires soft foam "bullets" — with him to class.
"My child is not allowed to play with weapons, nor is he allowed to play with guns," she fumed.
"They’re not anywhere in the house."
The mother-of-one said that Soloman is one of the few African-America children at the school, and accused the staff of taking the word of a white bully over her black son.
She told KTLA: "I'm insulted, I'm offended and I’ve been disrespected.
"I can’t tolerate this — it has to stop."
A spokesman for the school has yet to comment.
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