Crazy Video Man Body Slams Female Special Ed Teacher in School Gym
A Florida teacher was violently body slammed during a friendly basketball game and it was all caught on surveillance camera.
Special education teacher Katherine Martin was playing basketball with two students and campus adviser Travis Mims inside the Holly Hill school gym Tuesday.
Police said that Mims, 27, became angry over a foul during the game and started arguing with Martin. He was arrested the next day on a charge of aggravated battery.
Martin and Mims had a verbal confrontation and returned to playing the game. Police said that when Martin tried to push away from Mims to get open for a pass, Mims grabbed her, lifted her off the floor and slammed her onto the court.
"That's above and beyond," Holly Hill Police Chief Stephen Aldrich said. "He picks her up, and he just turns her over and drops her on the floor from probably 5 (or) 6 feet in the air. So she hit real hard."
Video captured the incident, which resulted in Martin seeking medical treatment and suffering substantial injuries. School officials said other adults had to force Mims off the woman and off the court.
"In our view, it was intentional," said Aldrich. "There's certain things you don't do even when you're playing ball."
Mims, who was also the school's basketball coach, no longer works at the school.