Kansas school district fires teacher after video shows child being kicked

April 26, 2019 - 7:05 pm

The Shawnee Mission School District says it fired an elementary school teacher after a video showed her kicking a girl, 5, in the back.

The incident occurred Feb. 21 at Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School in Shawnee. The girl's mother said her daughter had a large red mark on her arm after school that day and said the teacher hit her.

A video shows the child refusing to leave the library with the other students and hiding in a bookshelf. The teacher is seen dragging the girl out of the bookshelf and kicking her in the back.

Shawnee Mission district spokesman David Smith says the district feels terrible about the situation.

The Johnson County District Attorney's Office is reviewing the case.

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