THIS is the shocking moment a teacher drags a pupil across a classroom by her HAIR.
The startling mobile phone footage – which appeared on Instagram on Thursday – has prompted an investigation in Jacksonville, Florida.
CBS47/DuvalPromo Mobile phone footage shows a teacher grabbing a female pupil by the hair and yanking violently
CBS47/DuvalPromo The teacher is seen pulling hard on the girl’s braid in the shocking video
It appears to show the unnamed teacher grabbing hold of a student’s braid and violently yanking her back as the girl walks past her.
An internal probe has been launched at First Coast High School – who have confirmed that the teacher has been “reassigned”.
Meanwhile, the video is being widely shared on social media after first being uploaded on Instagram account “duvalpromo.”
The Florida Department of Children and Families and the Duval County Public Schools Professional Standards Division are each investigating.PROBE LAUNCHED
Duval County Public Schools posted a statement underneath the Instagram clip.
It read: “Good morning and thank you for bringing this to our community’s attention.
“We are aware of the incident that occurred yesterday morning and are investigating.
“Additionally, the Department of Children and Families has been informed.
“The teacher has been reassigned pending the outcome of the investigation.”
Because this is under investigation, I cannot say more, but I do want you to know that the teacher has been reassigned from the classroom pending the outcome of the investigationTimothy SimmonsPrinciple
First Coast High School Principal Timothy Simmons also gave a call to parents to address the clip, CBS47 reported.
He said: “Dear First Coast High School Parents and Guardians.”This is principal Simmons calling to inform you of a situation on our campus regarding alleged inappropriate conduct of one of our teachers.
“A video is circulating that appears to show a teacher pulling the hair of a student.
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“The school district’s professional standards division is conducting an investigation and the Department of Children and Families has also been contacted.
“Because this is under investigation, I cannot say more, but I do want you to know that the teacher has been reassigned from the classroom pending the outcome of the investigation.
“First Coast High School and Duval County Public Schools have very high standards for professional conduct, and we take all such matters very seriously.”
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