Teacher's Aide Arrested In Pasadena After Throwing Plastic Block at Student With Special Needs

3 years ago



As reported by ABC13, a teacher's aid at a Pasadena ISD, Texas, "has been charged for allegedly throwing a plastic block at a 6-year-old student with special needs."
The court documents suggest, Jennifer Salizar struck the student in the head while they were inside a Golden Acres Elementary classroom. The Typical Student team learned the details of the incident.


What Happened?




Another teacher's aide who was the witness to the incident, said the suspect previously "had another incident with a separate child where she sprayed that child in the face with chemical spray." According to the interviewed teacher's aide, Ms Salizar explained her actions as follows: the student "had to learn." During the court hearing on the case, the witness told testified that she would allegedly "poke and pinch the young victim." The third witness to the incident alleges that "the child was deliberately hit with a chair, causing the child to cry and leave bruises on the child's legs."


How Did The School React To The Incident?



In response to the public outrage, the Pasadena ISD released a statement that reads: "Pasadena ISD takes all allegations of employee misconduct very seriously. On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, a student at Golden Acres was taken to the nurse for an injury. Parents were immediately notified to pick up the child. Further, investigation revealed that the student identified a teacher's aide as the person who caused the injury. Pasadena ISD police began an investigation and found there was sufficient evidence to present to the district attorney. The Harris County DA's office issued an arrest warrant for the teacher's aide. The teacher's aide is no longer employed with Pasadena ISD. Pasadena ISD will take all necessary actions in conjunction with state law and board policy throughout this process. If anyone has any information regarding this case, please call Pasadena ISD Police at 713-740-0200."



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