Screams as teacher ‘grabs schoolgirl’s hair in classroom fight’

A teacher was arrested after footage emerged of her allegedly pulling a student’s hair during an altercation at a school last week.

Jennifer Wells-Jackson, 49, was allegedly filmed as she held onto the twelve-year-old’s hair at the King/Robinson Inter-district Magnet School in Winter Haven, Connecticut.

Police were called to the school at around 3.45 pm after the girl accused the teacher of putting her hands on her on February 1.

In the video, which has been widely shared online, several students could be heard screaming at a woman to stop before she let go of the girl’s locks.

A video posted online appears to show a women grabbing on to a pupil’s hair

Police confirmed that the girl was not seriously injured and declined medical attention, reports WTNH.

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Ms Wells-Jackson has since been charged with causing the risk of injury to a minor and second-degree breach of peace.

The pupil’s mum told the station she was disgusted by what happened. She said her daughter told her the altercation happened after the final bell started dismissing pupils.

She said: “There’s certain things you say and there’s certain things you don’t say. There’s certain things you do and certain things you’re not supposed to do especially when dealing with people’s children.

Wells-Jackson has been released on a $20,000 bond
Wells-Jackson has been released on a $20,000 bond

“At the end of the day, there’s no justification for putting your hands on someone’s child.”

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Wells-Jackson has been described as a well-respected teacher and community activist, who served for years on New Haven’s Federation of Teachers, according to local news.

New Haven Public Schools told FOX 61 : “The district takes student safety very seriously. The school and the district are cooperating fully with the investigation by the New Haven Police Department.”

Wells-Jackson was released on a $20,000 (£14,797) bond and is expected to appear in court this week.

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