A high school security guard has been suspended after cell phone video recorded him allegedly pushing a female student down a flight of stairs, Chicago’s WGN-TV reported.
The video from inside Dunbar Vocational Career Academy, a Chicago public school, appears to depict the guard “grabbing and tossing the 16-year-old student and then standing over the fallen girl at the base of the stairs,” WGN-TV said.
Someone appears to approach the girl to help her…
…then the girl apparently lunges at the guard and is pushed back to the floor. Other students seem to yell and mill around the scene.
CBS Chicago said school officials “have not yet identified the employee, or said whether he works for the district or for a private security firm” and that that the girl’s family has retained an attorney for possible legal action.
“The safety of our students is our top priority. CPS takes matters of employee misconduct very seriously, especially when it involves an employee whose job it is to ensure the safety of students. Once CPS was made aware of this incident, immediate action was taken to remove this individual from his position while the investigation continues,” a CPS spokeswoman said.
Check out the raw cell phone video here from WGN-TV (warning – rough language):
The local news report is from CBS Chicago: