Muskogee mother says a teacher slapped her daughter

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Reported by: MirandaChristian
Updated: 5/16/2013 9:02 am Published: 5/15/2013 9:30 pm

Chauncy Hill told FOX23 that she sent her 7-year-old daughter to Franklin Science Academy in Muskogee Monday morning, but she returned home assaulted.

Hill pointed to a bruise below her daughter's left eye as evidence.

"A teacher at her school slapped her," said Hill.

Hill said it was an open-handed blow. Hill said she has proof, and so does the Muskogee School District.

Hill said she watched it play out on surveillance video with Betty Baucom-McConnell, her grandmother.

"I was highly pissed," said Baucom-Mcconnell. "Angry is not the word."

Hill told FOX23 that her daughter told her that she had upset her teacher by running too far on the playground.

"It could've been an honest mistake," said Hill.

As punishment, her daughter said the teacher ordered her to march, but she grew tired and said she took a seat and complained.

"My daughter told me the teacher told her to shut her mouth," said Hill.

Moments later, Hill and her grandmother said the assault happened.

"The teacher bent down and slapped her," said Baucom-Mcconnell.

Initially, the school board agreed to talk to FOX23, but then the spokeswoman changed her mind. She told FOX23 that she would rather release a statement since the case is under investigation.

Muskogee schools sent FOX23 this message:

"When we became aware of the allegation, we immediately began an investigation and involved law enforcement. This video is confidential and will not be released," said Muskogee Public Schools.

"You can't justify her slapping any child," said Hill.

She said while the bruising will fade, what she saw will not.

"Every time I closed my eyes last night all I could see was that lady slapping her," said Hill.

Hill said her daughter told her she was sent marching again after the teacher slapped her.

Hill told FOX23 that she is looking to hire an attorney.

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t town253 - 5/16/2013 9:12 AM
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Hek to the no!! That teacher better be!!
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