We have no idea what lead to the altercation because according to reports, the student did strike the teacher first. However we do know, there is no way an altercation like the one in the video should happen in any school.
The teacher is accused of fighting a JCPS student, and you can literally see him pin the child down, and physically pull his hair, while other students try to separate them.
According to Wave3 News videos of William Bennett, a science teacher at Marion C. Moore High School, surfaced Monday morning on social media. The videos show Bennett on top of a student on the ground as two other students try to pull Bennett off.
The teacher has been reassigned to “non-instructional duties pending the outcome of the investigation,” JCPS confirmed Tuesday morning.
Other videos show Bennett gripping the student’s hair and not letting go. A security monitor is seen trying to pull Bennett back and then trying to pry his hands from the student’s hair.
Watch the video below:
In an interview with WAVE 3 News , the student involved admitted to striking Bennett before the fight.
He said he did not hear Bennett call him a racial slur but did hear him say that he would “be another black boy shot.”
The student is a gunshot survivor.
Protesters outside of the school Monday asked for Bennett to be fired immediately. The district said it is a personnel matter and they can’t comment further.
They added that JCPS requires its employees to get a background check and provide a letter from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services that shows there are no administrative findings of abuse or neglect, a spokesperson for the district said.
We were reading some of the comments on the videos we saw on social media and one commenter said.
Fun fact: The teacher William Bennett has a lengthy rap sheet that includes burglary and assault and was only “reassigned” (I.E. still employed by the school) while to student was arrested and charge with assault. Louisville y’all know what to do!
Her statement cannot however be corroborated,
WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters have requested Bennett’s personnel records from JCPS and from the other districts win which he taught prior to joining Moore.
Comment below, let us know what you think about this? It will be interesting to hear what the investigation uncovers.