HOUSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT SAYS HE WAS BEATEN AND THROWN DOWN STAIRS BY TEACHER!

THIS 14 YEAR OLD HAS BEEN IN JAIL FOR 15 DAYS AND COUNTING!

14 year old Joseph Robertson, a HISD student, is sitting behind bars tonight accused of assaulting his teacher at Albert Thomas Middle School. This comes after the student’s mother claim he was misbehaving in class and was sent to the office on January 8th. Sonja Lewis says while her son was on the way to the office he encountered a male teacher in the hall. It was there the two allegedly got into an argument and Lewis says the teacher grabbed her son by the throat and pushed him down a flight of stairs in the two story building. The child reportedly received a fractured shoulder with several scrapes and bruises according to his attorney Sadiyah Evangelista. After the incident the student was transported to juvenile detention where he has been since. Lewis wants the teacher disciplined and removed from the district.

HISD responded with this statement:

The allegation was made on January 8, 2007. The teacher was immediately reassigned pending the outcome of the investigation. The matter is being investigated by the HISD Office of Inspector General.

Terry Abbott
HISD

Do you think the district has done enough to address this issue or do you question the child and his mother’s story? The Insite would like to hear your opinion. The video report is below:

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