Milwaukee Teacher’s Aide Fired, Charged With Child Abuse
By The Associated Press • Milwaukee – April 22, 2016
The Milwaukee Public Schools system says a teacher’s aide has been fired after pushing a student to the floor in an incident caught on video.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the incident happened Wednesday at Bay View High School. Thirty-nine-year-old Jasmine Pennix was charged Friday with felony child abuse, with bail set at $2,500. Court records don’t list an attorney for him. His next hearing is May 10.
The complaint says Pennix pushed the 14-year-old boy to the floor and held him there by the neck. It says he was taken to a hospital with injuries to his neck, hips and back.
School spokesman Tony Tagliavia says the aide was removed from the classroom as soon as administrators knew about the incident.
Tagliavia calls the incident “deeply disturbing.”