School investigates allegations that teacher abused students
Oct. 24, 2017
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — School officials are investigating allegations that a teacher abused two students in Massachusetts.
Gregg Natale says his 10-year-old son was nearly shoved to the ground by a fifth-grade teacher at Brookfield Elementary School in Brockton last month. The teacher was placed on administrative leave for 10 days.
WBZ-TV reports that Natale says he pulled both of his children from the school after learning the teacher returned.
Another parent says the same teacher grabbed their child by the shoulders and shook him Friday. WHDH-TV reports the teacher was later escorted off school grounds.
Brockton Superintendent Kathleen Smith issued a statement saying it is never acceptable to be physically aggressive with students. Smith says they are investigating the allegations.
This story has been corrected to reflect that the teacher was placed on administrative leave, not suspended, in September.