Horrifying moment fired principal is seen violently shoving 11-year-old special needs student to the ground in cafeteria of Fresno school: Cops charge him with child abuse -Daily Mail
Brian Vollhardt, who resigned amid a police investigation, violently shoved an 11-year-old special needs student to the ground. Newly released footage depicts the moment Vollhardt shoved the boy.
The legal guardian of a boy who has autism said that a vice principal who has a specialized certification for handling students with autism shoved the boy to the ground. The superintendent of the Fresno Unified School District called the incident ‘repugnant’.
Vollhardt claims the boy was ‘getting in his face’ and made fists and pressed them against him, causing the man to shove the kid. The district and police department took three months to release the footage, much to the anger of the boy’s guardian.
The school district and police released the video Thursday, three months after the incident, which motivated the child’s guardian angry to find a lawyer.
Golden Plains Unified hired Vollhardt as Tranquillity High School vice principal shortly after he left Fresno Unified. CTC’s website shows Vollhardt has an active certificate and no adverse reports.
The Fresno Police Department’s chief is upset he didn’t see the video of the incident until two weeks ago and is implementing changes so even misdemeanor violence gets reviewed by a supervisor.
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- Fresno Unified releases video showing principal assaulting special needs student EdSource
- Horrifying moment fired principal is seen violently shoving 11-year-old special needs student to the ground in cafeteria of Fresno school: Cops charge him with child abuse Daily Mail
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