On Nov. 2, police were asked to come to Bradwell Institute for an incident involving a male student and three paraprofessionals.
According to the police report, video captured three female adults attempting to restrain a male student inside a classroom. The video captured a paraprofessional leaving her desk when the male student was out of his seat.
She then grabbed the student by both arms to guide him back to his seat, and pushed him into his seat before releasing his arms. Another paraprofessional in the classroom notices the student outside of his seat again and tells him to have a seat. When the student didn’t comply, the paraprofessional attempted to prevent him from leaving the area.
She is then seen behind the student grabbing him by both arms to pull him down into his seat. Another paraprofessional steps in and places her hand on the student’s shoulder and the student kicks her on the front her of leg. The other paraprofessional in the classroom was advised to hit the buzzer to alert the front office before grabbing the student on the back of his neck.
The paraprofessional was seen on video attempting to restrain the student by placing her arm around the student’s neck, while the student struggled to free himself. The two paraprofessionals then attempt to restrain the student again before administrators entered the classroom. The administrators escorted the student outside of the classroom, and to the office.
An emailed statement from Liberty County Schools Interim Chief Operations Officer Jason Rogers read, “Anytime an incident occurs a complete and thorough investigation takes place. In addition, because the district and its employees are considered mandated reporters, there are certain required reports that are to be made to outside agencies. The investigation for the incident you referenced is currently ongoing and all necessary required reports have been made to external entities. As always, student achievement; as well as student safety, remains a top priority for the district and its employees.”