GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCBD) – A teacher accused of assaulting an 11-year-old student at Goose Creek Elementary School is no longer employed by the district, News 2 has learned.
Katie Orvin, a spokesperson for the Berkeley County School District made the announcement just before 5:00 p.m. Wednesday.
According to an incident report, officers were dispatched to the school on October 5th after receiving reports about the alleged assault which happened one day earlier.
Brian Fenton, an employee the Berkeley County School District said he obtained statements from classmates who said they witnessed the student get dumped out of a chair on to the floor and dragged out of the room in front of the entire class.
They say it was because he was being disruptive.
Once in the hall, Fenton stated the teacher kicked the student’s leg out of the doorway before slamming the door closed and locking it, which could be seen on school security camera video.
Officers contacted the child’s mother during their initial investigation. She told them her son did admit that he was not listening and was instead making animal noises in class – he also told her the assault happened when he refused to leave the classroom at the teacher’s request.
Still, the student’s mother told officers she wanted to press charges on the teacher for assaulting her child. So far, no charges have been filed.
An investigation is still on-going.