Kindergarten Teacher Grabs Child's Neck, Slams His Head Against Wall

What is going on in schools lately? I don't even have any kids yet and I'm already terrified of sending my future offspring to school without a camera attached to their person. And after watching this horrifying video of a teacher grabbing six-year-old Ian Nelson by his neck and face and slamming him against the wall, homeschooling is looking better and better.


When the boy's mother, Autumn Nelson, first heard of what happened she didn't give it a second thought because she was assured by the school that what had occurred was a minor incident. When she received the surveillance footage earlier this week, however, the video left her in tears. It's hard to see how it wouldn't. This kid is a complete stranger to me and I still got choked up when I watched the teacher, Barb Williams, grab him and start pushing him against the wall. What the fuck, lady? Why are you touching kids? No matter how frustrating kids are — recently a small child greeted me with an enthusiastic "fuck you, mister" so I get that they can be frustrating — you don't grab them by their neck and slam them against the wall. If you're even considering doing something like that it may be time to change careers. Have you considered making money at home? Have you considered doing anything but teaching?

The school has filed reports with the sheriff's department, the Board of Education, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The Nelson family has hired a lawyer but has not yet taken any legal action. Williams has been suspended for the last ten days of school without pay. Autumn Nelson wants the teacher fired immediately because she believes Williams' presence will be traumatic for her son as he continues to attend the school for the next several years. Ian has been moved to a different classroom for the remainder of the school year.



The video is awful enough, but did you read the letter from the superintendent to the teacher?

I considered your response to the allegations that you used inappropriate language and engaged in inappropriate physical contact with a student. As you know, your responsibilities as a professional educator do not include yelling "I am sick of you", "I am sick of your parents" and "I will rip you apart" to a kindergarten student. Morevoer, your repeated use of physical force was completely unwarranted and unprofessional. Accordingly, I have determined to suspend your employment, without pay, for ten days. The suspension will begin on May 14, 2014.

Any future misconduct of this nature will result in your termination of employment. I will be notifying the Ohio Department of Education about this incident.

Seriously, what does a teacher have to do to lose his/her job?