A teachers’ aide in Milwaukee has been arrested after a video surfaced of the aide shoving a student.
Uploaded to Facebook by Tory Lowe on April 20, the troubling video captures the teacher’s aide forcefully shoving the teenager into tables and chairs.
The 39-year-old held the student down on the ground by his neck, repeatedly yelling expletives.
“I was just watching it like ‘this is unreal. I cannot believe this,'” Jacquan-Anthony Wilder, a student and witness recalled to Milwaukee’s local FOX6 news.
“They kept on arguing and getting into each other’s faces,” Wilder said.
The events preceding the April 20 confrontation were not recorded. According to Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) district officials, the incident occurred in a ninth grade biology class just before 11 am.
Denise Callaway, the Executive Director of Communications & Outreach for MPS, spoke to WISN 12 regarding the incident.
Callaway said that MPS finds the incident “deeply disturbing.” Upon learning of the encounter, the school administration called the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD), who removed the “paraprofessional” from the classroom.
The yet unidentified teacher’s aide “faces disciplinary action, including termination,” noted a statement issued by the MPS. The MPD is currently investigating the incident.
Candice Zielinski, the grandmother of a Bay View High School student, said that she is “saddened these things keep going on in schools.”
Zielinksi is referring to a series of violent altercations in US schools that have drawn national attention in recent years.