Jacksonville, Florida 2/15/2020- A six-year-old girl has been committed to a mental health facility under Florida’s controversial Baker Act (Florida Mental Health Act of 1971).  The act allows social workers in Florida to involuntarily hold children as young as two without parental consent.  The child, Nadia King, was escorted from Love Grove Elementary School by a Jacksonville sheriff’s deputy after the officers were told that she was “a threat to herself and others” and “out of control.”  According to the officers, Nadia was acting “very pleasant” and stated, “I think it’s more of them just not knowing how to deal with it,” referring to the school.  The child’s mother Martina Falk and Cochran Firm attorney Reganel Reeves are seeking answers from school officials.

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