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Video of Student Ejection by Substitute Teacher Brings Action in Mount Clemens


December 10, 2019, 9:54 AM

A classmate videotaped the forcible removal of ninth-grader Javion Gamble from a Mount Clemens High School classd last Friday morning.

After seeing the scene (below), the freshman's dad complains and the district superintendent calls the substitute teacher's action "contrary to board policy and staff training," Alan Campbell reports at WXYZ.

The unnamed educator, who Supt. Teresa Davis says "will not be returning to Mount Clemens," works for a nine-year-old placement contractor called EduStaff, based in Grand Rapids.

It's not explained why Gamble was being escorted from class. The Macomb County teen says the substitute "grabbed my arm. He got aggressive and that’s when everything escalated."

The student's father, Markeston Johnson, tells the TV reporter: "He nearly broke his arm. . . . I was enraged. I was pissed."

Here's the phone video:


Read more:  WXYZ


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