Guilford County substitute teacher fired after mother posts video of him body-slamming her son | Local News | journalnow.com
A Western Guilford Middle School substitute teacher was fired this week after a video was posted to Facebook showing him body slamming a student, according to FOX8/WGHP.
The student’s mother posted the video (see below) of the incident on Facebook on Friday. She wrote that the incident happened on Valentine’s Day, and that she wants “justice.”
WGHP/FOX8 spoke exclusively on Sunday with her son, Jose Escudero.
Jose said it all started over a box of chocolates. The substitute teacher, he said, took them away and threw them in the sink.
Jose said he waited toward the end of class to get them back and that’s when an altercation took place.
The 12-year-old told the TV station he put the chocolates in his book bag and that’s when the substitute teacher tried grabbing it from him.
When that didn’t work, Jose said the substitute teacher then grabbed him by his shirt, pinned up him against the wall and then threw him over his shoulder to the ground.
Guilford County Schools spokeswoman Tina Firesheets said the teacher is no longer working for the Guilford County Schools district.