GREENVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Greenville Independent School District has placed one of their teachers on administrative leave, and is conducting an investigation after a photo surfaced of one of their staff members with their foot on a student’s neck.
Wednesday morning, April 21, Greenville ISD sent an apology letter to parents.
GISD Superintendent Demetrus Liggins says the photo was very disturbing. “My initial reaction was first concern for the child, followed by immediate disgust by the image.”
The Jackson family, however, has mixed opinions on the image. The 11-year-old in the photo, Zaelyn Jackson, says he thought it was all a joke.
According to The Independent, the incident took place at a coaching center in Srinagar, India. The unidentified student in question allegedly did not ask his teacher for “permission” to do something. It is not immediately clear what lead up to the point before the corporal punishment began.
WASHINGTON – A nascent effort by some conservative House of Representatives Republicans to form an “America First Caucus” to promote the policies of former President Donald Trump drew criticism on Friday for purported racial undertones in its founding document.
The effort is tied to first-term Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene and has a policy platform that promotes “a common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions” and advocates for infrastructure with esthetic value that “befits the progeny of European architecture,” Punchbowl News reported on Friday.
April 1947 On April 10, 1947 Jackie Robinson signed a contract with the Brooklyn, Dodgers baseball team. He played his first game with them on April 15th
April 1963 In April 1963 Dr. Martin Luther Jr was arrested for leading protests in Birmingham, Alabama. On April 16th, while still in jail, he wrote his applauded “Letter From a Birmingham Jail.” On April 3, 1968, Dr. King gave his final speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” The next day, April 4th, he was assassinated.
April 1974 Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record when he hit his 715th home run.
April 1974 James Alan McPherson received the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for Elbow Room, a book of short stories that explore the borderline between black and white America.