Guilford County Teacher Resigns After Allegedly Hitting A Student

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Guilford County Schools confirmed that the teacher involved in an incident Friday with a student resigned Tuesday afternoon.

Shantelle Hooi contacted WFMY News 2 after she said she received a phone call from the assistant principal at Allen Middle School. The assistant principal told her a teacher hit her son and the incident was caught on camera.

Hooi immediately went to the school Monday afternoon to meet with officials.

Hooi's 13-year-old son, Omari Lewis, is an eighth grade student at Allen Middle School. Omari told WFMY News 2's Liz Crawford that a math teacher hit him on the top of the head with his knuckles before shoving him into a locker. Omari admitted to pushing the teacher back, but then Lewis says the teacher choked him.

Omari said the incident happened after custodians were trying to determine who urinated on the floor in the boy's bathroom. He said he did not urinate on the floor.

Hooi filed a police report at the school Tuesday afternoon. However, she said school officials would not let her see the camera footage.

"They pretty much didn't give me any answers, basically kept telling me it's a personnel issue, human resources issue and that I might not even find out what happened to the teacher," Hooi said.

The school district said it learned about the incident Tuesday and the surveillance video is part of their investigation.


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