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Springfield Substitute Teacher Accused of Shoving Student in Classroom
SPRINGFIELD -- Springfield City Schools has taken one of their Substitute teachers out of the rotation after he is accused of pushing an 11 year old in school. The accusation is from Warder Park Anthony Wayne Elementary School on Tuesday.
"I was playing around at first and wasn't really doing my work. Then I put it up and tried to go get it again so I could work on it and he told me no and put the book back," said sixth grader Danny Bowshier. "He slapped it out and told me there's no use starting it now you're behind. When there was 20 minutes left. I told them I could've gotten something done in that time I think that's what made him mad."
Even though he may have started the disagreement, he says he doesn't appreciate how Tuesday's substitute teacher finished it.
"He wouldn't let me go to my seat. "He shoved me out of the classroom and then he shoved me again in my back."
And once out of the classroom, Danny says things got worse on the stairwell.
"He grabbed me right here by my shirt and dragged me down."
"What are you mad? You want to take a swing big boy. Show me how tough you are," said Bowshier imitating the teacher.
"He has no business putting his hands on children whether he was doing his work or not," said his mom Sherry Farmer. "I will take it as far as I have to just see that something is done. He needs to pick a different career if he can't handle children. If you're doing that to other people's children what are you going to yours?"
School officials tell us they are not at liberty to release the surveillance video from the elementary school but are working to get answers as quickly as possible. State law requires the school district to hand off the video and the full investigation to children services. Once that is complete the district will do their own investigation.
"I know as a parent it can be very frustrating to wait when you feel that you want action, but waiting is part of doing the job right," said Kim Fish of Springfield City Schools.
"I would like to see him fired," said Farmer. "What happens when he does it to someone else's kid? If I can prevent him from going out to another child that's what I'm to do."
"Yeah fire him," said Bowshier. "He shouldn't be allowed to teach any more classes."
Farmer says she has also filed a police report with Springfield police. As for the teacher, he will only be allowed to continue substituting if he is cleared by both children services investigation and the district investigation.
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