A 7th grader from Beaumont, TX was knocked out by an assistant teacher from his math class last week.
According to 12-year-old Reginald Wells, the teacher blindsided him with a punch to the face after he made a joke about his teacher’s favorite football team, “The last person’s voice I heard was some girl saying that I should call my mom, and then he like hit me, and I blacked out.” Reginald told 12 News.
The boy says the teacher first hit him in the shoulder, “and I looked at him like ‘what the heck?’’ And then Reginald says he pushed the teacher’s shoulder, and that’s when the teacher hit him with the knock out punch. Reginald, who weighs only 80 pounds, fell straight to the ground.
“The left side of my face was numb…my lip hurt…my head was hurt, like it had been shaken.” Says Reginald. The boy’s mother was briefed by the school’s principal about the incident…
“(The principal) said Reginald was punched, in the shoulder, and then hit two times and uppercut, and then slid across the floor. It weighed heavy on my heart, because I’ve never put my hands on my son.”
The most disturbing part of this story? The teacher was not even arrested. He was thrown out of the school and fired on the spot, but the teacher was not arrested. Reginald’s mother was shocked, “For you to just let a teacher do that to him and just walk off, he’s fired and walks off, I can’t accept that.”
According to Reginald, the teacher told him that he was having a “bad day” before school officials escorted him out. He did not apologize for knocking the boy out, though. The incident is currently being investigated by officials down in Beaumont.
Unbelievable. We all have bad days, but you can’t just knock out some 12-year-old who insulted your favorite football team. You’re supposed to go home and let all your anger out on a throw pillow.