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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.

Bullying Usually Involves An Adult

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Julie Bosher, 52

Muldrow Teacher Charged With Enabling
Child Abuse By Injury

MULDROW, OK  –  Prosecutors charged a Muldrow High School teacher Friday with Enabling Child Abuse By Injury after a police investigation into an altercation at the school in September.

Muldrow School’s campus police stated in a news release, while investigating a fight on school grounds on September 29th, they found a possible school policy and criminal violation committed by a teacher identified as 52-year-old Julie Bosher.

Police said the findings of their investigation were turned over to the Sequoyah County DA’s office.  They allege Julie Bosher knew the fight was going to happen and then followed the two male students involved outside and watched without intervening until another student stepped in and stopped the fight.

Campus Police said the fight resulted in disciplinary action for the two students.

Bosher was arrested Friday and booked into the Sequoyah County jail.  A date for her court appearance on the charge has not yet been set.

AIDES CHARGED WITH “CHILD ABUSE”

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.

Missouri Man Arrested For Child Abuse At School

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Youssif Omar, 53

Suspect in child abuse arrest disaffiliated with MU in July

COLUMBIA, MO  –  A Columbia man who was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of abusing a 14-year-old female relative for failing to wear her hijab is a former adjunct instructor at MU.

Youssif Omar, 53, was arrested Wednesday evening at the 1700 block of Timber Creek Drive on suspicion of child abuse.  Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Bryana Larimer said in an email statement that police were dispatched to Hickman High School at 3 p.m. that day in reference to the incident.

Larimer said that after Omar noticed the relative not wearing her hijab that he “grabbed her violently by the hair, pulled her outside and down a flight of stairs.”  He then slapped the girl in the face, pulled her by the hair again and put her into a vehicle, the report said.

Omar was taken to the Boone County Jail. He was later released after posting $4,500 bond.

Christian Basi of the MU News Bureau said Monday that Omar has not been affiliated with MU since July 2015.  He also refuted widespread media reports that Omar was an assistant professor, saying that Omar had never held a faculty position.  The MU directory on Monday morning listed Omar as an adjunct instructor of Arabic in the Department of German and Russian Studies.

Basi confirmed that Omar had been an adjunct and said he also was a research assistant in the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum and in the Campus Writing Program.

Omar is also the former managing editor of MU’s Artifacts, a semi-annual journal of undergraduate essays sponsored by the Campus Writing Program.  Essays published in the journal come from MU writing intensive and composition courses.

Each edition of the journal includes an introduction from the managing editor.  Omar wrote essays titled “Good Will in Globalized World” in April, “Divine Matrix” in December, “Diversity” in August 2014 and “Importance of Art in Our Life” in April 2014.

Omar remained listed as the managing editor of the publication early Monday morning, but the website was later updated to show Bonnie Selting of the Campus Writing Program as the new managing editor.

The Boone County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said Monday that the case remained under review.