A video released on social media shows a teacher aid in Milwaukee pushing a 14-year-old to the floor and choked him. “In the video, the man appears to tackle a student while yelling expletives. The student lands on the desk before hitting the ground.”
The 39-year-old teacher aid was arrested and charged with physical abuse of a child, the student was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
Milwaukee Public Schools released a statement saying school administrators and police had been notified of the incident. The school staff member was “removed from the classroom” and faces disciplinary action, including possible termination, MPS said.
Officials did not release the identities of the teacher’s aide or student.