Teacher Arrested For Throwing Child Out Of Classroom

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A Florida middle school teacher has been arrested and slapped with a battery charge after an altercation with a student on Tuesday morning. Jeffrey Paffumi, 47 years old, was seen on video grabbing a 14-year old student, putting him in a “choke hold” and carrying him out of the classroom. The arrest report states that the student called Mr. Paffumi a racial slur, instigating the subsequent actions. Jeffrey Paffumi was removed from the classroom and is currently on leave pending investigation.

See the video footage here

More on the events leading up to the attack

Teen slapped teacher’s hand before teacher removed him

See the Sherriff’s comment here

Charge downgraded to “simple battery”