Teacher's aide fired, charged after fight video

Teacher's aide fired, charged after fight video
Posted at 2:37 PM, Apr 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 18:03:09-04

MILWAUKEE -- The teacher's aide who was this week caught on video in a physical altercation with a student has been both charged and fired.

"Milwaukee Public Schools has terminated the teacher aide involved in the April 20 incident with a Bay View student. This decision is based on the district’s investigation of the incident. The termination is effective today," the district's statement reads.

Less than two hours after that statement was released, charges came in. 39-year-old Jasmine Pennix faces one count of physical abuse of a child. If convicted, he faces a max sentence of six years in prison and $10,000.

The incident occurred around 10:50 a.m. Wednesday after Pennix pushed a 14-year old student to the floor and held the student down, according to Milwaukee Police officials.

The student was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.