A physical education teacher at Edison High School in Stockton, California, is facing criminal charges after his actions with a female student were caught on video in August. The video showed Denny Peterson trying to force a 14-year-old female student into the pool during a class, by dragging her across the floor.
In the video, you can see the girl trying to get away, screaming, and being aided by other students to avoid being thrown in the pool.
The girl in question had recently had her hair done for an event later in the day and was refusing to get in the pool. In the video you can hear her repeating “my top is falling down”, as other students attempt to splash her with water. The teacher could have opted for academic punishment, but certainly not physical.
The Stockton attorney representing the girl and her family, Gilbert Somera, spoke with USA Today.
“Regardless of her participation (in the class) it should disgust you how this man put his hands on a 14-year-old girl. She said multiple times, ‘My top is falling down,'” Somera said in the USA Today video documenting the incident.
H/T: Daily Dot