A Stockton, Ca., PE teacher was charged with a misdemeanor and put on leave after he physically tried to drag high school girl into a pool.
Denny Peterson, a teacher for 10 years at Edison High School in Stockton, was charged with one count of corporal injury to a child, after he tried to drag Sandra Garcia into the school’s pool.
The video shows Peterson yanking at her arms and legs while she tries to hold a railing. Students witnessing the struggle begin throwing water at Peterson, one classmate even straddles Garcia to try to prevent him from pulling her into the pool. Peterson is heard shouting at the students, “Move!” h/t kron
Peterson was caught on video while he dragged Garcia, 13, who was declining to swim over just having her hair done.
District officials said they couldn’t comment on the case because of the alleged incident involves a minor.