CLEWISTON, Fla. – A college principal was recorded on video hitting a primary grade pupil with a paddle as a result of she had scratched a college pc, in response to the household’s lawyer.
The 6-year-old’s mom was notified concerning the injury in mid-April and was requested to return to the college with $50 and was advised her little one wanted to be punished.
The principal, Melissa Carter, and her assistant, Cecilia Self, had been within the faculty workplace with the scholar when the mom arrived on April 14, in response to the lawyer.
The mom doesn’t communicate English, so Self translated some data to the mom. Moments later, the paddle was introduced out and the mom began recording on her telephone, fearing what would occur subsequent, in response to the lawyer.
Within the video, you’ll be able to see the principal hitting the scholar with a paddle a number of occasions, with the assistant holding the kid down. You too can hear the principal say, “You higher be glad you’re not my daughter, as a result of I might spank you on a regular basis for appearing like that.”
The mom went to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Workplace and reported the incident. The video was additionally despatched to the county’s superintendent, who positioned the principal on administrative depart.
The Clewiston Police Division launched the next assertion concerning the incident:
“The Clewiston Police Division, Division of Kids and Households, and the Hendry County Sheriff’s Workplace have been offered data relating to this matter. The investigation stays ongoing presently. Data will likely be launched because it turns into accessible below public information legal guidelines pursuant to Florida Statute.
The Clewiston Police Division takes all issues of kid welfare critically and stays dedicated to defending probably the most susceptible members of our neighborhood. The Clewiston Police Division is working diligently to make sure that the rights of all events on this matter are preserved.“
The Hendry County College District launched the next assertion concerning the incident:
“The state of affairs is below investigation, presently we’ve been suggested to not give any statements.”
The Florida Division of Kids and Households launched the next assertion concerning the incident:
“We’ve acquired your inquiry and can look into it.”
No arrests or any prison citations have been made.