Jesus take the wheel because Lord knows if this was my child, he would have hell to pay. A Stockton, California teacher has been charged with a misdemeanor after he was caught on film literally dragging a 14-year-old girl into a swimming pool during swimming class because she did not want to get her hair wet. According to reports:
In the 95-second long video, the teenage girl kicks the air and screams that her swimsuit top is falling off as Danny Paterson forces her into the water. The teen had refused to get into the pool because she had special plans that night and didn’t want to ruin her hair.
The physical education teacher wouldn’t take no for answer.
The girl’s family is being represented by Stockton attorney Gilbert Somera. She says Peterson should have punished the girl academically instead of resorting to physical force.
“This isn’t a situation where she’s attacking a teacher and he’s defending himself. When a woman or a 14-year-old girl says no, it means no,” Somera said.
Paterson, who has worked in the Stockton school district for more than 10 years, was immediately placed on paid leave for one month. When word came around he was facing a misdemeanor, the school was forced to put Paterson on paid leave again.
The video is pretty vivid and I am telling you all now, I have no faith in humanity because if you look carefully, there were other people around, and by people I mean adults that watched that happen.
Some of the other kids reluctantly tried to help her, but were not successful. When is it OK to drag a child like she is an animal across a cold, hard pavement?
Is there no other way to punish a child who does not act according to school rules? This is child abuse at its finest and hopefully they come to their senses and not just give this man a month paid leave but put his sorry behind in jail. Check out the video below (you will only be able to watch it on desktops):