GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- A substitute teacher in North Carolina was fired this week after a video was posted to Facebook showing him body slamming a student. The mother of the student at Western Guilford Middle School posted the video of the incident on Facebook Friday. She wrote that the incident happened on Valentine’s Day and that she wants "justice." Her son, Jose Escudero, told WGHP the incident started over a box of chocolates. The substitute teacher, he says, took them away and threw them in the sink. Jose says he waited towards the end of class to get them back and that's when an altercation took place. The 12-year-old says he put the chocolates in his book bag and that's when the substitute teacher tried grabbing it from him. When that didn't work, Jose says the substitute teach
LAFAYETTE, Colo. (ABC NEWS) – A teacher accused of assaulting a middle school student who wouldn’t stand for the pledge of allegiance is facing criminal charges. The Angevine Middle School PE Teacher Karen Smith has been on paid leave since she was accused of lifting a student by his jacket and taking him out of the classroom because he wouldn’t stand during the Pledge of Allegiance. The district policy allows for students to sit or stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. After working with Lafayette Police, the Boulder DA decided to charge Smith with child abuse and assault. Her first court date has not been set.