An Ohio kindergarten teacher is suspended after a video — reportedly of her — shows a woman grabbing and shaking a 6-year-old boy. The video leaves the mother in tears.
Ian went home that day and never told his parents what happened, but another staff member reported it. At first, Ian’s parents didn’t think much about the incident. Then they saw the video footage.
“I was crying,” the boy’s mother, Autumn Nelson, told TODAY’s Katy Tur on Friday. “It broke my heart to see my child get harmed by a complete stranger.”
Ian, who was placed in a different classroom for the remainder of the school year, still hasn’t said much about the incident. “She did this to me – hard,” he told TODAY, grabbing his own shirt as his mother watched in tears.
Williams has been working at the school for 14 years. She refused to give a statement to TODAY, and she hasn’t given any information regarding the reasoning behind her actions towards Ian. The school has put her on unpaid leave for the remainder of the school year. They also filed reports with the Hancock County Sherriff’s Office and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.