Robert Morse told police he was “being playful” when he hit a 12-year-old student as he was walking into G.D. Rogers Garden-Bullock Elementary School, according to the news release. The school is located at 515 13th Ave. W. in Bradenton.
The child wasn’t injured in the incident, police said. Morse was arrested Friday.
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