What would you do if your child’s teacher dragged them into the pool?
Teacher Drags Student Into Pool
A California teacher is in hot water after they were caught on cellphone video trying to force a student into a pool. The 14-year-old student who was in a P.E. class, apparently did not want to swim that day because she had “just gotten her hair done.”
A Stockton Unified School District physical education teacher is facing a charge of corporal injury to a child, and is on paid leave, after video surfaced of him trying to force a 14-year-old girl into a pool during a P.E. class.
Denny Peterson, employed by the school district for more than 10 years, is seen on video for 95 seconds using strong force to drag the girl toward the pool at Edison High School.
Gilbert Somera is a Stockton attorney representing the girl and her family.
“Regardless of her participation (in the class) it should disgust you how this man put his hands on a 14-year-old girl.
She said multiple times, ‘my top is falling down,'” Somera said. He is preparing a claim and likely a lawsuit over the struggle.
Peterson was put on paid leave for a month immediately following the incident, but was then brought back and assigned to another Stockton campus.
Only Thursday, when News10 notified the school district Peterson was facing a misdemeanor charge of corporal injury to a child, was he place on leave again.
The girl was avoiding the pool that day because she had had her hair done that morning and had an event to attend that night.
Somera said the teacher had the option of punishing her academically but not physically.
“No means no and stop means stop. This isn’t a situation where she’s attacking a teacher and he’s defending himself. When a woman or a 14-year-old girl says no, it means no,” Somera said.
SMH…what do YOU think should happen to the teacher???