BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Charges have been filed after a mother says her 7-year-old son was hospitalized for a fractured jaw after a violent encounter with his tutor at City Springs Elementary School in Baltimore Monday.
Baltimore Police have identified the tutor as 25-year-old Timothy Randall Korr of the 3200 block of Foster Avenue. He is charged with first and second degree felony child abuse, first and second degree assault (first degree assault is a felony), reckless endangerment and neglect of a minor.
Korr was arrested Wednesday.
Police say officers responded on Monday to Johns Hopkins Pediatrics, where the child was being treated.
Later, child abuse detectives responded to the school and were given access to a video which captured the incident.
Korr, an employee of the Baltimore Curriculum Project, told police the boy was being disruptive in class and that he had to remove him. He claims he was carrying Trayvon when he slipped and the child hit the wall.
After viewing the video, however, detectives concluded that a crime had been committed and an arrest warrant was obtained.
Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith says the video will not be released, and that it “was disgusting to each and every one” of the officers who watched it.
“To watch a child basically be manhandled like a sack of potatoes is incomprehensible,” he said.
According to charging documents, the 2nd grader’s body went limp after he was slammed into the wall. His mother says he is also missing two teeth after the incident.
Korr has been terminated, according to the Baltimore Curriculum Project.
This story will be updated as more details become available.