Texas Teacher Fired For Assault
POSTED: Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 9:01am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 3:55pm
Houston - A teacher has been fired on suspicion of assaulting a student in her classroom.
Cell phone video taken by another student who was in the room shows a science teacher crouching over a 13-year-old student as he cowered in the corner.
Students told school leaders the fight happened after the teacher thought the student was making fun of a mentally challenged girl.
School leaders say no matter what happened, the teacher had no reason to attack the child...
"There is absolutely no excuse to do that to a child. In addition to teaching children, we would have to respect them. What that teacher did was against every principle that this school stands for."
The boy's mother says he sufffered a black eye and other bruises.
She plans to file a complaint against the teacher.