Two Teacher Aides Charged In Antioch Classroom Child Abuse
Police Officers ask DA for felony Child Abuse charge for attack on Special Needs Child
San Francisco, California – Two teacher’s aides at an Antioch school for special-needs students have been charged with misdemeanors after a shocking video surfaced on social media last week that appeared to show one of them hitting a child in the face, fighting with him and tackling him to the ground.
Kamaljot Kaur, 26, was charged with misdemeanor child abuse, and another aide, 22-year-old Chad Corbin, was charged with failing to report an incident of child abuse as a mandatory reporter, according to Bruce Flynn, a Contra Costa County senior deputy district attorney.
School officials at Tobinworld II, the campus where the incident took place, said in a statement last week that the staff members involved had been suspended. A school administrator told The Chronicle on Wednesday that they had been fired.
Although the Antioch Police Department initially asked the district attorney’s office to bring a felony child abuse charge against Kaur, prosecutors opted for the misdemeanor counts after concluding the incident did not appear likely to cause great bodily injury, which is required for child abuse to be classified as a felony.