A shocking video of Ohio kindergarten teacher Barb Williams picking a student up by his shirt and slamming him against a wall has gone viral this week.
Not surprisingly, it has enraged many parents - particularly Autumn and Anthony Nelson, whose 6-year-old son Ian is seen in the clip with Williams ...
This video is almost hard to stomach as it begins with Ian walking to the bathroom alone. When he leaves the bathroom, Williams is waiting for him in the hall.
There is no sound, but she is PISSED, picking him up by his shirt and slamming him against the wall not once, but twice with no hero cat - or other adult - in sight.
All kidding aside, it gets even worse. One moment also shows her grabbing the boy by the face and tilting his head back in a borderline scary scene.
Parents Autumn and Anthony Nelson of Wharton, Oh., actually received a letter from Eric Hoffman, the superintendent of the Riverdale School system.
The letter alerted them of the incident that occurred between their son and his teacher, claiming that she was being disciplined with a 10-day unpaid suspension.
The following day they were provided with the video. They were floored.
“He was in the other room, and I watched it out in the kitchen and I just started crying. I burst out into tears,” Autumn told their local FOX affiliate.
“He’s scared of her, even going to the school next year, even the year after he’ll still have to see her if she’s in the building. That’s probably going to scare him."
Now, and not surprisingly, Ian’s parents are demanding Williams' firing.
“We thought it was a little incident ... that’s what the school made it sound like. All of a sudden, we get this video today and this is just outrageous,” Anthony said.
Time will tell if she remains employed, but it's clear what they feel is a lax punishment isn't going to sit well with the student, his parents or the public.
Do you think Williams should get fired? Is there any conceivable reason she shouldn't?! We're talking about a six-year-old, not Solange-Jay Z here.
For more teachers behaving badly in a very different sense ... see below: