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CAUGHT ON CAM: Teacher grabs kindergartner by the face at school

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HANCOCK COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) -- Anthony and Autumn Nelson, of Wharton, have two kids in Riverdale Schools in Hancock County.

Their 6-year-old son, Ian, is a kindergartner. In surveillance video provided by the family on May 7, Ian is shown walking to the school bathroom.

When he comes out a short time later, his teacher confronts him. She grabs him and pins him up against the wall. Seconds later, she grabs him by the face and then by the shirt. His head flops back as she picks him up off the floor.

Ian's parents are furious.

On Tuesday, the teacher was suspended for 10 days.

"I would consider what would happen to myself, if I were to do that to her," said Anthony Nelson, Ian's father. "If I were to do that to her, I would go to jail."

"He was in the other room and I watched it out in the kitchen and I just started crying," said Ian's mother, Autumn Nelson. "I burst out in tears. I called my mom. I called [Anthony's] mom."

The Nelsons say the 10-day suspension is like an early vacation for the teacher, since there are only 10 days left in the school year. They say they want her to be terminated from Riverdale Schools.

The Nelsons plan to take the video to the Hancock County Sheriff's Office to try to file criminal charges against the teacher.


Source: Toledo News Now

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