Aide disciplined after video shows student thrown

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

A teacher’s assistant at Thurgood Marshall Elementary in Detroit has been disciplined after an incident captured on video allegedly shows her throwing a student.

Detroit Public Schools Community District officials are aware of the incident, but do not have a video of the alleged incident in their possession, said district spokeswoman Chrystal Wilson.

The video, which aired on WXYZ- TV (Channel 7) Tuesday, shows a woman throwing a child to the floor. According to the news station, another pupil recorded the video.

Wilson said the school’s principal was nearby when the incident occurred Thursday and took immediately action, first alerting the pupil’s parent. The principal was aware of the incident before the video surfaced, she said.

“The principal followed district protocol and notified the child’s parent immediately on the day of the incident,” the district said in a statement. “The assistant was disciplined appropriately for their actions.”

Wilson declined to say what action was taken against the teacher’s assistant, citing the district’s policy about personnel matters.

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