A substitute teacher in North Carolina was fired this week after video footage shows him apparently slamming a 12-year-old student to the ground. The teacher was identified as Paul Stennett, 49.
The incident took place Wednesday at Western Guilford Middle School in Greensboro and was started after the teacher apparently took away a student’s Valentine’s Day chocolates. The student, Jose Escudero, stated that the teacher took away the candy, and when he tried to retrieve them and put them in his backpack, the teacher allegedly tried to stop him.
“We reported the behavior to law enforcement and will no longer employ this person as a substitute teacher or in any other GCS position,” Carr continued.