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Posted: May 21, 2015

Substitute teacher appears to hit students with belt in shocking video

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk


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A substitute teacher in Prince George's County, Maryland, is under fire after a shocking video surfaced that appears to show him striking students with a belt.

According to WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C., the incident happened May 15 at Gwynn Park Middle School in Brandywine. The video shows a man hitting students with an object as children scream and laugh in the background.

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The school district, which has not provided the name of the teacher, issued the following statement to WTTG:

“On Friday, May 15, a substitute teacher used improper actions to discipline students while in one of our classes at Gwynn Park Middle School. The substitute teacher has been removed from the classroom and the matter has been referred to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Prince George's County Public Schools does not condone this type of behavior and it is not representative of the level of professionalism and respectful conduct of the team at the school. PGCPS works to create a respectful and safe environment for all students and staff.”

Click here to see a video report. (WARNING: Graphic content.)

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