By Aaron Edwards, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
After a ninety day investigation into abuse and neglect charges, Paul Jensen, a former Special Needs teacher, was charged with two counts of unlawful neglect towards a child or helpless person. He turned himself in to police.
According to the findings of the investigation, in October 2009, Jensen placed a plastic bag near a student’s face while working as a teacher at Edisto High School in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. He also allegedly tackled a Special Needs student a few months earlier. Jensen was placed on unpaid leave after the incident in October and is no longer employed by the school district.
The victim’s guardian says that he is upset about the alleged incident, and fears that his child will be scarred for life. He says that the incident has also affected the child’s sister. When parents send their children to school they have a right to expect that employees of the school will protect their children and give them a safe environment.
When a school fails to provide a safe environment for a vulnerable student, it can had adverse effects on the child, his family, and the community. Keep up to date on the details of this case by visiting Former Special Needs Teacher Arrested.