MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Memphis mom sent a local news department video that shows her seven-year-old son being dragged off a school bus.
The incident, which happened April 12, involved students at Robert R. Church Elementary School in Shelby County.
"Another parent of a child at the school contacted me Friday evening, and she said she had video of the teacher dragging my soon of the school bus," the boy's mother said. " Her son recorded it."
Shelby County Schools told Fox13 the teacher was breaking up a fight just before the camera started recording. However, the child's mother said her son was not part of that fight and claims the district didn't tell her about the incident until days later.
She says her son was seriously injured and doesn't want to go back to school.
"He had a concussion and his back was bruised," the mother said.
Shelby County Schools is investigating the matter. The teacher in the video is off the job while the investigation is
The school district issued a statement: "An employee from Robert R. Church Elementary is being investigated based on reports of forcibly removing a student from a bus while breaking up a fight last week. We take any report involving student safety very seriously, and immediately reported this situation to the appropriate authorities. Per standard District procedure, this employee has been removed from the school while the matter is being investigated."