Cy-Fair student back home after spending a day in juvenile detention for outburst at school


"It was a experience that I will never forget," said Darrin Banks.

Those were some of Darrin's first words after a judge released him into the custody of his family Friday. The boy spent the night in a juvenile detention center after he acted up in class. Cy-Fair ISD says he vandalized school property and assaulted a teacher.

The boy's family says the fourth-grader had an outburst. The district refuses to say whether the teacher was hurt. Banks, meanwhile, says he learned an important lesson.

"I'm grateful that I'm out and I can actually have the opportunity to experience so I can know never to come back," said Darrin.

Darrin's family is upset the boy was arrested, while Cy-Fair ISD did not expel or detain a high school student accused of shooting a boy in the face with a pellet gun this week.

"I'm not pleased with the way they handled it, but we're just going to try to go from here and see what happens," said Darrin's great-grandmother, Anna Patterson.

A Cy-Fair ISD spokesperson tells Eyewitness News there are mitigating details in each case that she cannot reveal due to federal privacy laws. Patterson is just happy her great-grandson will now be with her.

"I'm just overjoyed and it's not all over, but this day is," she said.

Darrin will have to return to court and go before a judge after undergoing a psychological exam.

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