David Jones, the principal of Jamie’s House Charter School pleaded not guilty this morning to a misdemeanor charge of failure to report child abuse. He is one of four workers from the charter school charges in connection to a beating of a 13-year-old student in April.
In April, Sheri Davis was accused of physically hitting and kicking the 13-year old Isaiah Reagins. A portion of the attack was caught on cell phone video. Davis was immediately fired once the video surfaced but Jones, Gabrielle Moseley, and the school’s superintendent Ollie Hilliard all failed to report the incident once it happened.
All three of these workers have been charged with failure to report child abuse. Sheri Davis is expected in court today to face her felony charge of injury to a child. If she would have taken out a belt or maybe even the wooden paddle with the holes in it I may be a little more sympathetic towards the teacher. But kicking and punching a student is way out of bounds.
What do you think?