Shocking cell phone video captured at a California high school shows a teacher dragging a 14-year-old female student toward the pool during gym class.

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According to the student, she had a cheerleading competition later in the day and didn't want to get her hair wet, but the teacher insisted she get in the water, going so far as to forcefully drag her.

The disturbing video was captured by a fellow student.

Denny Peterson, a gym teacher at Edison High School in Stockton, was placed on paid administrative leave and charged with a misdemeanor for corporal injury to a child for the August incident, according to reports.

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