Friday, April 14, 2017

Teacher Investigated For Assaulting Student

Police are investigating a report of a teacher assaulting a student at Walker Creek Elementary School by grabbing the boy’s face during lunch Tuesday.

A North Richland Hills police officer saw a picture of the fourth-grader’s face and “what appeared to be a mark on the child’s cheek,” a Thursday police news release said.

Birdville school district spokesman Mark Thomas said the district takes the allegations “very seriously.”

“We are working with the family and investigating the incident,” he said.

The boy’s father, Boyd Clewis, said his heart was racing as he watched the surveillance video of the incident, which took place in the school cafeteria.

A special education teacher’s assistant had called for backup when she could not calm things down in the loud cafeteria, Boyd Clewis said. Ashton Clewis, 10, had gotten up out of his seat to pick up a cheese stick on the floor and the teacher’s assistant apparently became angry.

“Her anger was directed toward him for some reason I don’t understand,” Boyd Clewis said.


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