Chicago School Employee Pushes Student Down Stairs

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Source: Kim Vatis / NBC Chicago

Chicago Public Schools officials removed from duty an employee who was captured on video throwing a female student down the stairs at Dunbar Vocational Career Academy, and punching her in the face.

A cell phone video of the incident shows a man who serves in an undefined safety role at the school pushing the student down the stairs. The girl is seen lying on the floor when she is approached by a woman who appears to be a teacher or administrator at the South Side school. The girl then gets up and moves toward the guard, who appears to punch the girl in the face.

“Immediate action was taken to remove this individual from his position while the investigation continues,” CPS said in a statement about the incident.

CPS officials say they have contacted the Chicago Police Department.

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