"We are heartsick that this child suffered this injury"
A Baltimore tutor at City Springs Elementary School faces child abuse and assault charges after slamming a 7-year-old child against a wall “so hard his body went limp,” police said.
“To watch a child be basically manhandled like a sack of potatoes is incomprehensible,” Baltimore Police Department spokesman T.J. Smith told the Baltimore Sun.
Police arrested Timothy Randall Korr after video footage showed him carrying the second grade student a short distance before slamming him against the wall. The identity and condition of the boy, who was taken to John Hopkins Hospital, were not released.
Korr, 25, was charged with first- and second-degree child abuse, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and neglect charges, police said. The Baltimore Sun reports he was terminated by the Baltimore Curriculum Project, which created his position at the school.
“We are heartsick that this child suffered this injury,” Laura Doherty, president and CEO of the Baltimore Curriculum Project, said. “We pray for his complete and quick recovery and for his family as well. This is an unusual, isolated incident for our schools, and we are participating in a thorough investigation into what exactly happened.”