LONGWOOD, Fla. – A 12-year-old was arrested and facing misdemeanor battery charges after pinching a boy's butt in school.
The incident was reported at Milwee Middle School on Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Longwood two weeks ago in between classes.
Breana Evans, 12, told News 6 pinching someone's butt and laughing at their reaction is a game that a lot of people play at the school and that she thought it was a joke.
"I regret it because I didn't know it would lead to this," Evans told News 6. "I feel like it's just stupid just a stupid charge that shouldn't have to happen."
According to the report, after the initial incident, the boy told the school resource deputy he didn't want to press charges and Evans was suspended. Evans said she didn't know the boy
But last week, the boy's mother got involved, calling deputies and saying that she wanted to prosecute Evans for battery.
"Lord lord lordy what has this world come to -- kids can't even be a kid and that's basically what it is -- she's 12 years old she was acting like a 12 year old child," said Evans' father, Ray.
Ray Evans said he thinks it's an overreaction from the mother of the boy who wanted to press charges.
"I'm sorry my kid touched your kid but I'm sorry -- because you need some help I think, too overprotective -- let your kid be your kid he might get some friends and that's all i have to say," Ray Evans said.
News 6 contacted the boy's mother, but has not heard back.
Evans was booked into juvenile detention. The Seminole County state attorney told News 6 if Breana Evans completes the diversion program and does the community service, the classes and passes all the drug tests, the charge will be dismissed and her record would be clean.