Cell phone video is circulating reportedly showing two students fighting, but it’s not the physical altercation that has a mother angry.
It’s what happens afterwards when a teacher interferes and reportedly slams her daughter to the ground.
It happened Friday at Escobedo Middle School near Grand Canyon Drive and Deer Springs Way.
The mother says she is appalled after seeing the video. She believes the teacher should be criminally prosecuted for an incident that has left her child physically and emotionally wounded.
Cell phone video shows what appears to be two girls fighting before a teacher breaks it up. But then he grabs one of the students and throws her on the ground, getting a strong reaction from students.
The girl slammed on the ground is Carmen Wyatt’s daughter.
“I was very angry. I was very upset. My first response was, oh my God, I got to get out of here. I need to go to where my daughter is, make sure she’s OK,” Carmen Wyatt said.
But Wyatt says she wasn’t OK and she had to take her daughter to see a doctor after complaining of pain involving her arm, back, and neck.
“There weren’t any fractures or anything but he was, she was pretty banged up. She was in pain pretty much the entire weekend,” Wyatt said.
She says she’s not making excuses for her daughter’s behavior, but she believes the teacher overreacted which lead her to file a police report with the Clark County School District Police Department.
“I understand that he was, his first reaction was probably to break up the fight but at some point you have to realize that OK, she’s separate, the kids are separate, there’s no other threat,” Wyatt said.
8 News NOW reached out to the police department and CCSD. They are not discussing the matter only saying they are “aware of the incident and are investigating the matter.”
“We are asking to press charges against that teacher for battery because I really believe that is justified in this instance,” Wyatt said.
She says her daughter was initially suspended for three days but was later told she would be out the remaining of the school year.
The mother says she has not been given an explanation why.