By Robert Chaiken, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
The El Paso (Texas) Times has reported that a teacher has been criminally indicted by a Grand Jury for assaulting a 9 year old child. The teacher is accused by second degree felony injury to a child. It was reported that the Defendant worked as a teacher at the Canutillo Elementary School. The incident subject to the proceedings involved the alleged dragging of the student by her leg and pulling the student up by her hair. News reports did not contain all of the details of the incidents or any of the circumstances leading up to the incident. The teacher will be entitled to defend himself against these Texas criminal charges through legal representation through a Texas criminal defense attorney or the public defender’s office. You can read more about this story at Texas Teacher Indicted for Child Assault Charges.
School teachers have a college education and take special courses on how to teacher, supervise, and interact with children. Unfortunately, some teachers abuse their position or fail to exercise good judgment in supervising and disciplining children. Schools should be a safe haven for children and should be staffed with caring professionals who diligently perform their duties and act in the best interests of the children.
If a child suffers an injury at school or a day care center, there are many issues that a parent must deal with including but not limited to the medical bills, medical treatment, and future care and safety of the child. The book titled The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know has sections on Day Care Center Injuries, School Injuries and other topics. You can receive a free book by clicking here.