A kindergarten teacher in Florida has been arrested and charged after she was caught on video grabbing a kindergartener by the neck and throwing him to the ground, according to the police.
Police identified the culprit as 54-year-old Khadijah Tynnettta Muhammad.
According to WPLG, the incident happened on October 10th at Margate Elementary School in Broward County. Officials said the incident was witnessed by other students and staff members.
Security footage reviewed by the police showed the kindergartener sitting on the floor in the hallway with other students before class. According to the police, the child threw a piece of paper in the direction of other students. After the student threw the paper, police said that’s when Muhammad went to the student and grabbed him by his left wrist “in an aggressive matter”, police said.
Police said Muhammad continued to lift the child off the ground by his arms, twist his arms, and then grabbed him by the back of his shirt while shoving him across the hallway, according to an arrest warrant.
Police said towards the end of the security video which was partially blocked from camera view, Muhammad could be seen grabbing the child around his neck and slamming him to the ground.
Muhammad was later arrested at his home in Lauderdale Lakes and charged with child abuse.
She ripped the jacket off his back and continuously grabbed the student by his arms, wrists, shirt and jacket until the altercation ended, police said.
Police said that towards the end of the security video, which was partially blocked from the camera’s view, Muhammad could be seen grabbing the child by his neck and slamming him to the ground.
Muhammad was later arrested at her home in Lauderdale Lakes and charged with child abuse.
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