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Parents Horrified By What Their Boy Said His Teacher Did, Then They See His Back

A special needs teacher was struggling to keep a young boy under control in her classroom, and she did the unthinkable: she bit him. The boy, other students and another adult worker in the school all witnessed the act of abuse, though the teacher tried to deny it.

Over a year ago, Florida teacher Karen Williams bit one of her third-grade students at Columbia Elementary School in Palm Bay. She initially grabbed the boy in a 'bear hug' from behind and the boy struggled to break loose. The student bit her on the hand to try and free himself, and Williams retaliated by biting him on the back.

Florida Today reports that an eyewitness heard the student 'screaming hysterically' on the phone in the front office, and the person rushed to the classroom to see what was going on. She found the boy in tears and he was crying, "My back, my back."

The witness found an oval-shaped red mark, about the size and shape of an adult's mouth, on his back shoulder. There were also scratches on his arms.

Students in the class said they witnessed the teacher bite the boy's shoulder. Police were called in and questioned Williams, but she initially denied biting the boy. She was placed on leave at the school and arrested on Dec. 10, 2015. She was charged with child abuse.

Williams later made a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of culpable negligence that inflicts injury. She was found guilty on January 27.

Williams couldn't be fired until last month because she works for the Brevard County School system under a professional service contract. With these contracts, teachers can't be fired unless they get unsatisfactory evaluations, display gross insubordination, willfully neglect their duties, or are convicted of a crime. Since Williams always rated 'highly effective' on her evaluations, the school board was forced to wait for the conviction before they could vote to dismiss her.

Source: The Blaze
Photo: Florida Today

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