A Kentucky trainer who pinned a scholar to the bottom and pulled his hair has a years-long historical past of violent incidents, in keeping with native studies.
William Bennett was reassigned to “non-instructional duties” at Jefferson County Public Faculties following the August incident, by which he was caught on video brawling with scholar Jamir Strane. Strane was suspended and faces an assault cost.
Now information obtained by WAVE 3 Information element a 1999 incident from when Bennett taught at Hardin County Faculties.
Bennett, going through a rowdy class, allegedly grabbed the desk of 1 disruptive scholar and threatened him with detention, in accordance an account of the 1999 incident. The scholar then left the classroom.
“Mr. Bennett caught up with him, grabbed him by the arm,” an assistant principal wrote on the time. “The scholar jerked his arm away. I advised Mr. Bennett I had the scholar and to not fear. Mr. Bennett grabbed the scholar once more by the arm. The scholar jerked his arm away once more.”
“Mr. Bennett tried to seize the scholar another time and missed the scholar’s arm and acquired maintain of the scholar’s shirt as a substitute,” the assistant principal went on. “Right now I grabbed Mr. Bennett’s hand and took it off the scholar. I requested one other administrator to take the scholar whereas I talked to Mr. Bennett.”
Hardin County Board of Schooling assembly minutes from 2000 present Bennett was the one licensed trainer whose contract wasn’t renewed, the station reported.
In the latest violent encounter between Bennett and a scholar, Strane admitted to putting his trainer earlier than the scrap, and claimed Bennett advised him he could be “one other black boy shot,” in an interview with WAVE 3 Information, a neighborhood TV station.
The trainer’s comment set the teenager off partly as a result of he had been wounded in a drive-by final summer season, his mom advised one other station, WDRB.