VIA| An Ohio teacher came across a kindergartner leaving the bathroom. She grabs the 6-year-old boy by his face and pins him against the wall in an apparent fit of anger. But she doesn’t stop there. She then picks up the little guy by his shirt, as his head flops back. The whole thing is caught by surveillance video.
The teacher’s punishment? 10-day suspension without pay.
Parents Anthony and Autumn Nelson are still in shock by what happened to their 6-year-old son Ian last Wednesday. Mr. Nelson told CNN:
‘We thought it was just a little incident that happened, and that’s what the school made it out to sound like. And then all of a sudden we get this video today and this is just outrageous.”
The Nelsons say Ian had a bruise to the back of his head.
A letter Tuesday from Riverdale Superintendent Eric Hoffman informed teacher Barb Williams that she is suspended for ten days without pay for her “repeated use of physical force [that] was completely unwarranted and unprofessional.”
The Nelsons want Williams fired. They say they plan to take the video to the county sheriff’s office and pursue criminal charges.