[Update] Watch: Baltimore Tutor Who Threw Child Against Wall Was Never Screened By School System

[Update] Watch: Baltimore Tutor Who Threw Child Against Wall Was Never Screened By School System

Here’s the charges Timothy Randall Korr faces.

Published 1 week ago

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City Springs Elementary School tutor Timothy Randall Korr was charged Wednesday with felony child abuse and assault after he slammed a 7-year-old child against a wall, said police.

The 25-year-old currently faces first- and second-degree child abuse, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and neglect charges. According to the charter school’s operator, his employment has been terminated.

Additionally, school system spokesman Edie House-Foster said the Baltimore Curriculum Project, not the school system, hired Korr as a tutor.

Korr was not hired or screened by the school system's human resources department, as is the case with most employees, House-Foster said. 

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A mother is furious with a Baltimore school tutor for allegedly throwing her son into a wall while unsupervised.

Baltimore Police are investigating the unnamed tutor after 7-year-old Trayvon Grayson was left with a fractured jaw and two missing teeth.

Trayvon Grayson's mother, Lateekqua Jackson, told WBFF that the tutor physically punished her son for acting unruly.

"I looked in the ambulance and there's my son, his face big, mouth bloody. I turned to the man, 'I said, 'This isn't regular restraint," Jackson told CNN affiiliate WBFF.

The incident took place at the City Springs Elementary School.

The tutor is an employee of the charter school operator Baltimore Curriculum Project. He told police that during the tutoring session, he removed Trayvon from his class for misbehaving. 

  1. The tutor then alleged that Trayvon lost his footing as he was exiting and 'hit himself' on the wall, reported WBFF
  2. However, Trayvon's mother does not believe what the tutor has to say

    "He can't throw himself into the wall and fracture his jaw and lose his teeth," Jackson told WBFF. "He's only 7 years old. He's so small he's not going to do the damage to himself."

  3. Once the incident was published on Facebook, many people have demanded for harsh punishment of the tutor
  4. Larry Schugam, the executive vice president for the Baltimore Curriculum Project, felt 'heartsick' after hearing about the incident

    "This is an unusual, isolated incident for our schools, and we are participating in a thorough investigation into what exactly happened," Schugam told CNN. "Until that investigation is complete, the one employee involved has been suspended."

    The Baltimore City Public Schools is working with police and "will take any action warranted once the investigation is complete,” said CNN. 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: WBFF, Fox 5 Baltimore Local News)

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