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Friday, October 13, 2017 12:46 PM

Report: Teacher Suspended After Knocking Out A 6-Year-Old's Front Teeth

By: Elliah Dash-Stell

Report: Teacher Suspended After Knocking Out A 6-Year-Old's Front Teeth
Now what in the world is this world coming to?

An elementary school gym teacher in Rochester, New York, was suspended after he was accused of slamming a 6-year-old boy to the ground, knocking out his two front teeth.

Ugh. That is pretty depressing, just right off the bat or whatever.

Kia Thompson-White said she first discovered that something has happened when she received a text Friday saying her son, Marlon K'Harii Williams, was injured while he was being disciplined for his behavior. 

Marlon attends Rochester Exploration Elementary Charter School for Science & Technology. Kia told WHAM that the school was aware that her son struggles with verbal communication.

When Kia saw her Marlon after the incident, she took several photos (which showed that her son had a bloody lip and missing teeth) and posted the story to Facebook. 

"My son was assaulted by [the teacher] on school property. He decided to slam my son which caused his tooth to get knocked out and a second pulled in emergency because it was so loose it was a safety hazard," she explained.

On the day of the event, Marlon was alone in a classroom with the unidentified gym teacher. 

However, it remains unclear as to why the two were alone together and/or what led up to the alleged assault. 

"No one has given me no real explanation, just excuses blaming my son's behavior that day," Kia stated to WHAM.

"I try not [to] even think about it […] Because it makes you so mad that somebody would take the time to do something like that to my son."

Thompson-White said that she plans to press charges. She is putting Marlon in a different school too.

The school’s CEO, Lisa Clark, said in a statement that the teacher is on leave. 

"Our purpose is to cultivate and care for the children in our keep," Clark said in the statement. "We take any matter involving the safety and security of our children very seriously and intend to understand what happened so that we can prevent it from happening again."

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