A Baltimore elementary school teacher has been arrested and charged with breaking a 7 year old’s jaw and knocking out several of his teeth.
Timothy Randall Korr, 25, is charged with child abuse, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment of a minor, after he was accused of throwing his young student against the wall.
Korr, a tutor at City Springs Elementary School, in Baltimore, told police that he had been physically removing Trayvon from class for being disruptive, when he tripped and the second grader “hit himself” on the wall.
The Baltimore police were called to the school and after reviewing a surveillance tape, Korr was arrested.
Baltimore police spokesman Chief T.J. Smith said footage showed him slamming Trayvon into the wall who then went limp.
‘The video does show him carrying the child and slamming him up against the wall, and it’s very difficult to watch. We cringed a number of times as we watched the video,” Smiths said.
“It’s never appropriate to inflict this type of harm on a child,” Smith said. “That video basically made our investigation pick up that much more. It showed an assault, and it showed this 7-year-old boy in school being slammed about by this 25-year-old man, and I’m being nice by calling him a 25-year-old man. To fracture his face and make his teeth fall out, a 7-year-old cannot do that to himself,” Jackson said.
His parents, Lateekqua Jackson and Travon Grayson Sr., Trayvon’s parents, say their son will need surgery to address his injuries.
Jackson said that not only had her son been physically hurt, he was also suffering mentally after the incident.
“My son had dreams about it all last night. He’s still shaking in his sleep, saying that he keeps having visions of (Korr) throwing him into a wall,” she told WBAL TV.
School Project executive vice president Larry Schugam confirmed Korr had been fired over the incident.
“We are heartsick that this child suffered this injury. We pray for his complete and quick recovery and for his family as well. Until the investigation is complete, we are not able to make any further statements,” Schugam said.
Korr faces up to 85 years in jail if convicted.
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