An Indiana high school teacher was arrested Thursday after video surveillance recorded him slapping a student during a confrontation
Officials said the dispute was due to the fact that the student wore a hooded sweatshirt on school grounds.
A video from Jimtown High School in Elkhart, Indiana, Feb. 25 shows teacher Michael Hasinski running down a hallway and grabbing a student by the backpack.
Mr. Gosinski then pointed a finger at the student before hitting him in the face, hitting the wall. The student appears to have been injured – he held one hand behind his head as he tried to walk away – but Mr. Hosinski dragged him to the ground.
According to a press release from superintendent Byron Sanders, the student received “visible injuries.”
Mr Gasinski has been previously charged with aggravated beatings, according to a statement from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.
The 61-year-old Mr Hosinski on Friday requested and received an early retirement pension at Baugo Public Schools. He will collect a pension.
The Indiana Department of Children is investigating the incident.