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Kansas teacher Crystal Smith released after being caught on camera kicking a kindergarten pleaded guilty last week and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and a year of probation, Kansas reported City Star.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 2, 2019
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Crystal Smith, 55, was seen on surveillance video in February 2019 kicking a 5-year-old girl at Bluejacket Flint Elementary School in the Shawnee Mission School District.
In the video, the girl is hiding on a library shelf after other students leave. Smith pulls her back and walks away, but comes back and kicks her in the back.
According to court records, the girl’s mother found out about the incident after school and told Smith about it, but Smith denied harming the girl and reportedly said the child was not truthful and could have hurt himself.
School officials watched the video after the mother contacted her. Smith was on leave and was subsequently fired when the county’s investigation was completed, a chief warden said.
The mother filed a federal lawsuit against Smith and the school district, stating that her daughter’s civil rights had been violated and that the district had been negligent in the hiring, supervision and education of Smith.
The school district said 2019 will be Smith’s first year of teaching in the district.
Smith was also instructed to take anger management classes, KCTV reported.