Middle school is a nightmare, and any impulse to avoid it is totally understandable. A Florida teenager who had the courage to fight back, however, was rewarded for his bravery this week with a pair of handcuffs and a trip to the St. Johns County jail.

According to an arrest report obtained by The Smoking Gun, the 14-year-old boy, whose name was redacted, repeatedly refused to go to school after moving from New York to Florida, resisting even after his mother took away his cell phone and laptop and disconnected their home's internet. This week—two weeks after the district's August 18 start date—the mother called the police, who reported to the house and told the teen he could either go to school or go to jail. His stoic reply, delivered from bed: "Do what you gotta do. I'm not going to school."

The martyr for teens everywhere was arrested for misdemeanor resisting without violence/obstruction of justice, cuffed, and taken in, before eventually being released into his mother's custody. Is this how America treats its heroes?

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