Outrageous Teacher's Aide Caught on Video Hitting Special-Needs Student
A California teacher's aide was arrested after a video posted to Snapchat showed her hitting a special-needs student in the face.
Another employee of the Antioch school posted the disturbing series of videos, prompting another worker at the school to call police.
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Further footage showed a separate altercation in which the aide went after the same child.
Other workers could be heard laughing in the background.
The 26-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse, the Contra Costa Times reported.
Police arrested Kamaljot Kaur at her Antioch home after interviewing Tobinworld 2 staff members, student witnesses and the victim, a 9-year-old Oakland boy. The boy did not have any visible injuries or complaints of pain, Antioch police said.
Investigators were called to the school Wednesday morning by school administrators, who reported that a teacher's aide had assaulted a student the day before and that video of the assault had been circulating on the Internet.
"After conducting interviews and reviewing the cellphone recording of the incident, officers determined that a felony child abuse had occurred," Antioch police Cpl. Powell Meads said.
The school, called Tobinworld 2, is private and serves special-needs students in the area.
The school said the staff members involved were immediately suspended and authorities were notified when they learned of the videos.
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