A security guard at an Oakland, California, high school was reportedly fired and charged with felony child abuse after he allegedly handcuffed, punched and threw a student from his wheelchair, according to CBS San Francisco.
Security footage of the incident, in which a man reported to be Marchell Mitchell, 23, can be seen punching a student — identified by the San Francisco Chronicle as Francisco Martinez — in a school hallway, was released to news stations. The man identified as Mitchell then dumps the student from his wheelchair and appears as if he is preparing to strike the child again when another security guard restrains him.
The incident occurred on May 19 at Oakland High School. In a statement, school Principal Matin Abdel-Qawi said, "I’m shocked and deeply hurt by this behavior and apologize on behalf of the staff at Oakland High. This incident is not reflective of the kind of culture we cherish at our school or how we treat one another."
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