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Indian Community School teacher fired after physically moving student

Posted at 5:08 PM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 18:09:56-05

A teacher at the Indian Community School of Milwaukee is now off the job after allegedly physically moving a student during class.

This incident happened in a classroom just before the Thanksgiving Holiday and the school launched an internal investigation to find out exactly what happened. A statement released by the school Thursday says:

"At the Indian Community School of Milwaukee, the safety and security of students is of the utmost importance. Just before Thanksgiving, the Indian Community School of Milwaukee learned of a situation in which a teacher physically moved a student laying on a carpeted floor during class. The school took this matter very seriously and immediately launched an internal investigation. The teacher was placed on indefinite leave at that time pending the outcome of the investigation. The school contacted the student’s family to offer support, express concern, and inform them of the matter’s immediate investigation by the school.
Based upon the findings of the internal investigation and in alignment to the school’s mission, core values, commitment to ensuring the health and safety of all students, the Indian Community School has terminated the teacher’s employment with the school. 

Staff, students, and parents were notified in writing of the incident on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Again, the Indian Community School takes such matters very seriously and remains to committed to its mission to “cultivate an enduring cultural identity and critical thinking by weaving indigenous teachings with a distinguished learning environment.”

Franklin Police told TODAY'S TMJ 4 they are looking into this sensitive incident and the investigation is still open.