BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WALA) - The mother of a Bay Minette Elementary School 8-year-old student said she withdrew her child after his teacher shoved him into a smartboard.
Nicholas Spicer is blind in his left eye and his mother said he has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, so he can be a bit rambunctious sometimes.
“At lunchtime around two o'clock, he had to do some makeup work for the morning because he didn't get to finish his work. He has a hard time seeing so he didn't get to finish,” Rebecca Spicer, Nicholas’ mother said. “Well, he had asked another student to help him, and the student told the teacher he was talking. He wasn't supposed to be talking, and the teacher called him up and told him bring your paper and your pencil. She took his paper and broke his pencil in half, and then she grabbed my son and slammed him into a smart board hard enough to bust his lip.”
Spicer said what her son’s teacher allegedly did was unacceptable.
“As of right now, until something's done, either she's relieved of her duties or or the school board takes action and does something different with him, he will not be returning back to Bay Minette Elementary,” Spicer said.
The Baldwin County Public School System is looking into the allegations and has placed the teacher on paid administrative leave during the investigation, which is standard procedure.
“When we hear something's been done wrong to a child, we immediately kick into gear to investigate it to the hills,” said Baldwin County Public School spokespersonTerry Wilhite. “That's what we're doing now, and we'll do that solidly until we get a conclusion."
FOX10 News will continue to follow this story and we’ll bring you more details as it develops.
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