Orlando police arrested a woman accused of attacking a boy at his elementary school, threatening to kill him and kidnapping him.
The incident happened Thursday after school at Eccleston Elementary near Bruton Boulevard in Orlando.
Local 6 spoke to the 11-year-old boy and his mother, Ana Baez.
Baez says she saw video of the incident that was captured on the school’s security cameras.
“When I saw the video, I said no mercy, she’s going to jail,” Baez said.
The 11-year-old says he was on his bike at the school when Rivera came up and threw him off.
“She slammed me into the wall and then she came behind me and started choking me and hitting me on the head,” the boy said.
Police say Rivera then threw his bike in her van and forced him to get inside.
“She told me ‘tell me the instructions to your house or I’ll kill you,'” he said.
The fifth-grader says Rivera drove him home and then admitted to Baez what she had done.
“Even if my son called your daughter a name, you come and you tell me,” Baez said. “You don’t go and grab the child and try and kill him. You’re an adult.”
Baez called the school to see what had happened and school officials told her they were notifying police and the Department of Children and Families.
Rivera was charged with battery and kidnapping, and bonded out of the Orange County Jail on Friday. No one answered the door when Local 6 stopped by.
Baez says her son is doing fine physically, but the emotional trauma has taken its toll. She says he’s having trouble eating and sleeping.
“I’m actually scared she might come back for me, for calling the police,” said the fifth-grader.
For now, Baez says, her son will be getting rides to and from school.
Local 6 has requested a copy of the school surveillance video from police.