Milwaukee police investigate claim that 4th grade teacher injured student
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Amber Morgan has been homeschooling her 10-year-old daughter since she went to pick her up from Longfellow School Friday, Feb. 7.
"I was like 'where is Larynique,' and they said 'Larynique is in the nurse's office,'" Morgan said.
She took Larynique to Ascension, where she was diagnosed with a sprained wrist.
The family said it started with a group of students messing around. When the teacher put his hand in Larynique's face to reprimand her, she pushed it out of her face, and the teacher grabbed her wrist.
"No matter what my child could have done or said, you should never put your hands on anybody's child," Morgan said.
Milwaukee Public Schools sent this statement:
"Milwaukee Public Schools is aware of the incident that occurred on Friday, Friday 7 at Longfellow School. MPS has taken immediate action in investigating this matter and the staff member involved has been placed on leave."
But the family wasn't getting answers, and Larynique was afraid to return.
"Because you don't know if he could do the same thing again that he did on Friday," Larynique said.
The family contacted community activist Frank Nitty to help. He says MPS needs to act faster.
"I've never seen in any capacity where you can work at an establishment or a business, where you can assault a minor, and there's a process to getting fired," Nitty said.
MPS has not commented outside of the statement they sent yesterday.
The Milwaukee Police Department was in the initial stages of their investigation Tuesday.