A teacher’s aide at a Milwaukee high school was arrested after being caught on video pushing a 14-year-old boy down in a classroom, Fox6 reports.
It’s hard to tell from the video what led up to the violence but the boy can be heard saying something to the 39-year-old aide before the man roughly pushes him down and then climbs on top of him and holds him down, cursing at him. Neither the suspect nor the student are named by the station.
“I was just watching it like ‘this is unreal. I cannot believe this,'” Jacquan-Anthony Wilder, a student at the high school, told Fox6.
Fox6 reports the incident happened during a freshman biology class and the confrontation was verbal before it escalated and became physical.
Aside from being charged with physically abusing a child, the aide could also lose his job at the school district. The student was taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries.
“It was actually kind of scary. Like, I cannot believe this is happening,” Wilder said.