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Jackson, Mississippi – Father (Robert Owen) Accuses Teacher (Betty Levy) of Holding Child’s Head under Water

By Jay Foster, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
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Robert Owen’s eight year old daughter Kaylan came home from school the other day with some shocking news. She said that her teacher, Betty Levy, became annoyed when the child got up to wash her hands without permission, and pushed the girl’s head under the water until she couldn’t breathe, then pulled her head out of the sink and slammed her into a file cabinet. Kaylan said that the incident made her feel “really sad.”

According to Owen, Ms. Levy has apologized and the principal of the school assured him that a letter of reprimand will be put in the teacher’s file. But Owen isn’t satisfied. He says he wants the teacher fired, and he has also filed an assault charge against her with the police. According to school officials, none of the other children in the class saw what happened, but Owen reports that one of the kids went home and told her parents about the incident.

A Jackson Public Schools official has made a statement that the district is taking the allegations seriously and that child safety at school is their first priority. The school system will be following procedure and conducting a thorough investigation into the matter. In the meantime, a judge will have to decide if there is enough evidence to arrest Ms. Levy on the assault charges.

Find out more about this alleged assault on a young student by a teacher at Miss. Girl Says Teacher Held Head Underwater.