A school resource officer with the Orlando (FL) Police Department who reportedly arrested two children—a six-year-old and an eight year-old—without first getting approval from a watch commander has been fired from the department.

According to USA Today, Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón said Officer Dennis Turner failed to follow department policy that requires officers to obtain approval from a watch commander before arresting minors younger than 12.

"As a grandfather of three children less than 11 years old, I can only imagine how traumatic this was for everyone involved," Rolón said.