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Ohio Mother Files Child Abuse Report

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Law Enforcement is in the process of interviewing witnesses.

Finneytown principal, teacher under
investigation for Child Abuse

FINNEYTOWN, OH  –  A principal and teacher are under investigation in Finneytown after child abuse allegations came to light.

The mother of a student filed a police report with Springfield Township Police alleging her child was assaulted by Principal Lana Gerber.

In the report, it states the mother got a call from a “faculty member at Brent stating she witnessed the principal buckle her sons knees causing him to fall to the ground.”

The mother in the report states she asked her son about the incident and he said that it did occur.  The child in question is 6-years-old.

The alleged incident happened on Nov. 10.

District officials told FOX19 NOW they are cooperating with police and their investigation.

The principal is still working as they look into the incident.

A spokesperson with police said, “Investigators assigned to the case are still in the process of interviewing witnesses.  Once that is complete the determination will be made whether this will be pursed as a criminal offense, an administrative matter or that there wasn’t sufficient evidence to determine the incident occurred.”

FOX19 NOW did attempt to talk to the mother of the 6-year-old but was unsuccessful.

It was just last week that FOX19 NOW learned a Finneytown teacher had been placed on paid administrative leave since Oct. 5 over an incident which involved the dragging of a student.

The school district would not go into detail, but they did give a letter which it reads, “The administrative leave shall remain in effect until further notice, pending a formal meeting with the superintendent. The reason for this action is a substantiated report that you may have participated in an incident of child abuse.”

FOX19 NOW did speak to the teacher by phone.  She said she used “poor judgment,” but felt her actions were not a fireable offense.  She said she grabbed a student by the hand and was trying to get him to music class.

She said the child began to lay on the ground and she dragged him about four to five steps. The incident was captured on school cameras.

The teacher said, “I know what I did was wrong.”

She claims the child got up after those four to five steps and never even told his mother what happened.

The teacher’s personnel file also includes a glowing report.  It reads, “she responds effectively to misbehavior.  The teacher is extremely tolerant of individual differences and she persists in seeking effective approaches for individual students.  She does an outstanding job of managing behavior even with difficult students.”

She said she will not resign and the Board will have to fire her.

Hypocrite’s Oath: Over Paid And Above The Law

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Hidden camera footage revealed a decorated WWII veteran died after fighting for air while a pair of nurses laughed.

Video shows nurses laughing as dying WWII vet calls for help

Hidden camera footage recently made public revealed a decorated World War II veteran died after fighting for air while a pair of nurses laughed in front of him.

James Dempsey on Feb. 27, 2014, repeatedly called out to staff members at Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation before he fell unconscious, gasping for air all the while.

Nursing home staff found him unresponsive just before 5:30 a.m. and it took them nearly an hour to call 911, according to state records obtained by WXIA.

Dempsey’s family, who sued the facility in 2014, declined to comment, citing a settlement with the nursing home.

Former nursing supervisor Wanda Nuckles testified during the trial that she rushed to the 89-year-old veteran’s room when she learned he’d stopped breathing and performed chest compressions until help arrived.

Nuckles did not know she’d been filmed at the time and the clip directly contradicts her account, which she said was just “an honest mistake.”

Instead, the footage shows nursing staff repeatedly start and stop Dempsey’s chest compressions.

When the responding nurses struggled to get Dempsey’s oxygen machine to start, Nuckles can be heard laughing with them in the background.

“Ma’am was there something funny at the time?”  Mike Prieto, the attorney for Dempsey’s family, questioned.

She responded: “I can’t even remember all that, as you can see.”

Retired nursing professor Elaine Harris identified several violations, including failure to respond, failure to assess and failure to act.

“In 43 years of nursing, I have never seen such disregard for human life in a health care setting,” she told the news station.

Attorneys representing the Atlanta nursing home attempted to block WXIA from releasing the footage, but in the end dropped its appeal with the Georgia State Supreme Court.

Both Nuckles and another nurse were fired, but not until nearly a year after the incident.  And they only just turned in their licenses in September — nearly three years after Dempsey’s death.

A spokesperson for the Georgia Board of Nursing could not confirm when the state became aware of the video, but the board’s action did come on the heels of receiving a link to the video.

A spokesperson for the nursing home, owned by Sava Senior Care, in a statement wrote they were “saddened by the events which occurred three years ago” before going on to note it has “new leadership and the leadership team and the staff have worked very diligently to improve quality care and the quality of life for our residents.”

Texas AG CEU Does It Again

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Texas AG Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) Does It Again

AG Paxton: Child Predators Brought to Justice in Williamson County Operation

AUSTIN, TX  –  Continuing its efforts to protect children from dangerous child predators, the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office arrested three men in Williamson County for Online Solicitation of a Minor during an online operation last week.

The men were all charged with a second-degree felony and booked into the Williamson County Jail without incident.

During the operation, the three men, identified as Samuel David Kelly, Shane Michael Perry and Joshua Logan Dean, sexually solicited investigators posing as children online.  Each man was arrested after they arrived at a predetermined location expecting to meet and engage in sexual activity with a child.

The attorney general’s office works to protect children by using the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators online.

Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to become aware of the risks our children face on the internet and take steps to help ensure their safety.

Cyber safety tips for kids:

  • Never give out personal information such as name, address, phone number, or school.
  • Never agree to meet someone you met online.
  • Always tell an adult if you receive a message that makes you uncomfortable.

Report anything suspicious to the attorney’s general office at 800-252-8011

For more information on cyber safety, please visit: https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cj/cyber-safety

Child Found In La Grange

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Josue Gonzalez, 3

Child subject of AMBER Alert found safe

SAN ANTONIO, TX  –  The child who was the subject of an AMBER Alert on Monday night was found safely in La Grange, more than 90 miles east of San Antonio.

San Antonio police spent nearly two hours looking for a 3-year-old child who was in a car that was stolen on the city’s West Side.

Josue Gonzalez, 3,

who was last seen in the backseat of a 1998 dark green Ford Mustang convertible.

Gonzalez is 2 feet tall and weighs 32 pounds.  He has brown hair, brown eyes, and last seen wearing a pink/red shirt with gray collars, cut off jean shorts and blue and brown Sperry shoes.

A man has been arrested, police said.

The suspect was driving a dark green 1998 Mustang with a Texas license plate number DD2P676.  The car has a ripped black convertible top, front left damage, right tail light out, back glass falling out and a portable gas tank visible.

The child’s mother said Gonzalez was asleep in the backseat of the stolen vehicle, police said.  She left the child in the car with it running while she went inside to pick up her boyfriend.