(NEXSTAR) A Florida mother wants answers after her 6-year-old daughter was involuntarily placed in a mental facility for 48 hours after an incident at school Feb. 4.
Martina Falk told WJXT that Duval County Public Schools called her to say her daughter, Nadia, was “so uncontrollable that they had to Baker Act her.”
The Baker Act is a Florida law that protects the “involuntary examination” of a person believed to be suffering from a mental illness who may cause harm to herself or others.
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“They called me and said ‘Ms. Falk we’re calling to let you know that there’s nothing else we could do,'” Falk said. “There’s nothing else you could do for my 6-year-old? When she was taken to that hospital to be locked away in this isolation, seclusion room. They said they did that as an attempt to calm her down.”