Pre-K teacher ac­cused of hit­ting stu­dent in head with book

The Dallas Morning News - - Metro & State - Tom Steele

A teacher at a Fort Worth ele­men­tary school has been sus­pended af­ter re­ports that she hit a 4-year-old stu­dent sev­eral times, in­clud­ing twice with a thick book.

Star Pinyan told KXAS-TV (NBC5) that her son, Gage, was struck by the pre-kinder­garten teacher at East Han­d­ley Ele­men­tary School.

“She smacked him with a book, poked his head, yanked him out of class,” Pinyan said. “She pos­si­bly kicked him one time. Popped him with a ruler in the back of the head and a book, like a really thick book, like, he said, a dic­tionary book, in the back of the head twice be­cause he wasn’t lis­ten­ing.”

Fort Worth ISD spokesman Clint Bond told the tele­vi­sion sta­tion that the teacher, whose name has not been re­leased, was sus­pended with pay in De­cem­ber.

The teacher de­nied the charges to NBC5, say­ing that it was “one per­son’s word against another’s.”

No charges have been filed.

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