WHARTON, Ohio (WTVR) – An Ohio kindergarten teacher was suspended 10 days from school after she was captured on video grabbing a student by the face and pinning him up against the wall.
The child’s parents want the teacher fired and said they planned to pursue criminal charges against the teacher.
“We thought it was just a little incident that happened, and that’s what the school made it out to sound like,” the parents told WTOL.com. “And then all of a sudden we get this video today and this is just outrageous.”
The incident left six-year-old Ian with a bruise on the back of his head, the child’s parents said.
“I watched it out in the kitchen and I just started crying. I burst out in tears. I called my mom. I called his mom. I started calling everybody. I was like I don’t know what to do,” mother Autumn Nelson said.
In a letter to the Nelsons, school superintendent Eric Hoffman called the teacher’s actions “unwarranted and unprofessional.”
Ian’s parents said they have since moved their son into another teacher’s classroom.
“He’s scared of her. Even going to the school next year or the year after, he will still have to see her if she is present in the building. That’s probably going to scare him,” Autumn Nelson said.