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School Cop Arrested After Surveillance Video Showed Him Body Slam 13-Year-Old Boy



Kissimmee, FL — On May 8, at Kissimmee Middle School, a 13-year-old boy and his mother were meeting with the school resource officer, officer Mario Badia.

The meeting followed a domestic disturbance at the home of the boy. During that meeting, Badia claimed that the 13-year-old attacked him and that he had to use force.

However, after school officials saw the surveillance footage of the incident, they called the Kissimmee Police Department. According to the department, they launched an internal investigation and found probable cause to arrest Badia and charged with child abuse.

According to the arrest affidavit, 

Badia tried to get the boy’s attention by reaching for his chin so he would look in his direction.

Police said the boy stepped away from Badia and reacted to the hand coming at his face by trying to block it with his arm.

Badia then shoved the boy in the chest, knocking him off balance, according to the report. Surveillance video allegedly shows Badia body slam the boy, who was not resisting, along with yelling at him.

In an interview with WKMG, resident, Ezekiel Morgan explained that Badia was confrontational and would often get in the face of other students.

“He’s disrespectful, he doesn’t know how to talk to these kids, so I’m glad that happened to him,” explained Morgan.

Badia was booked into the Osceola County Jail and his bond was set at $5,000. He immediately posted the bond and has been placed on paid vacation, pending the results of the pending criminal and internal investigation.

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Apparently the video of Badia brutally assaulting a child wasn’t enough to get this officer fired, or even suspended without pay.

Police officers in schools are proving to be a nightmarish reality in the US. Just in the last year we’ve seen a school cop who raped 22 boys. 

We’ve seen an autistic 6th grader assaulted by a cop become a convicted felon for kicking a trashcan at school.

Even small children are not immune to the abuse from police officers in schools. This was illustrated by the case of 8-year-old Colton Granito, who has autism, who was arrested, put in a straight jacket, locked in a cage and sentenced to probation for an episode at his school. 

  • Good get rid of bad cops everywhere

  • Horrible. Folks must Demand CHANGE!

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  • He wouldn’t have to worry about getting fired if he slammed my son like that.

  • I guess someone’s blocking me from seeing your video , don’t like my comments

  • Simple, keep cops out of the schools as they are not trained to deal with children.

    • They aren’t trained to deal with anybody.

  • Boo yeah…body slam that infant…you rock cops…don’t forget to molest them before you slam them…or what’s the point…

  • merica

  • Cops doing what they’ve been doing for a long time. Just getting caught now by all the cameras. Eventually they’ll get what’s coming to them.

  • Something gross happened here this person should never be allowed to put on any uniform except a prison uniform

  • keep your kids safe – expel the pigs

  • Bad cops infiltrating the system

  • he should face electric chair

  • This is what happens when schools wanted the police or security to prevent another Sandy Hook Massacre, but unfortunately, school stationed cops are doing more harm than good.

  • Good, now charge, prosecute and sentence to jail like the thug he is.

  • I don’t know there’s some teenagers I’d like to body slam but that doesn’t excuses using his authority for this sort of behavior

  • Cops should not be in schools in the first place. They weren’t when I was in school – not too long ago.