UPDATE : Student Allegedly Beaten; CPS Responds

 

According to WGNtv ..."A lawsuit is being filed Thursday against a teacher and the Chicago Board of Education by the family of a fourth grader who says he was beaten in school.

Jomuary Champ, 9, attends Tilton Elementary in West Garfield Park. Jomuary's family said he had welts from being beaten 20 to 30 times with two belts, after being slapped and dragged into a school bathroom last September.

The lawsuit says the teacher brought in a friend from outside of the school to help her carry out the beating. A police source confirms that his teacher, Kristen Haynes, and her friend, Juanita Tyler, are both charged with battery."

UPDATE from CPS: 2/7

Below please find a quote and background information attributable to CPS Spokesperson Emily Bolton. 

Statement (Emily Bolton):

"Every student deserves a safe learning environment and the district will not tolerate actions that place students in the way of harm. After learning of deeply concerning allegations, the district removed the employee from her position and launched a full investigation. While the investigation remains ongoing, the district is working directly with the school to ensure support is available for the student and family." 

Background: 

·The employee was removed from her position and the district will not hesitate to take additional disciplinary action pending the completion of the investigation.  

·The investigation will evaluate the alleged actions of the teacher, as well as other concerns regarding personnel and security in the building. 

·The district has been working with the school to ensure support is available to the student and family.

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