A teacher’s aide at a Milwaukee high school was arrested after an incident that was captured on camera, according to reports this week.
The Bay View High School staff member, who was not named, appears to push a 14-year-old student into a desk before holding him down to the floor. The 39-year-old aide can be heard saying expletives at the student during the incident, FOX6 News reported.
It happened shortly before 11:00 a.m., and students said that it was during a freshman biology class.
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“I was just watching it like ‘this is unreal. I cannot believe this,'” Jacquan-Anthony Wilder, a student at Bay View High School told the station. “They kept on arguing and getting into each other’s faces,” Wilder said.
“The student was cussing at him and everything and he was like ‘come on — let’s go in the hallway,'” added Angel Quiles, a student. “First he pushed him, then he slammed him on the floor and was holding him down,” Quiles added.
Security then entered the classroom and broke up the two.
“It was actually kind of scary. Like, I cannot believe this is happening,” Wilder said.
A school spokesman, Tony Tagliavia, described the incident as “disturbing,” according to WISN.
“As soon as the school administration was notified of the incident, the Milwaukee Police Department was contacted and the staff member was removed from the classroom,” he said.
The aide faces disciplinary action and could be fired.
He was also arrested and his case will be turned over to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.