ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) – The Howard County NAACP, the Howard County Black Community Aging Council, and the African American Community Roundtable are holding a news conference Thursday to discuss the video that emerged earlier this month about an incarcerated Black student and was punched in the head by a Howard High School employee.
Earlier this month, civil rights groups called for a thorough investigation into the “very disturbing” incident, which was captured on cellphone video.
“What this video shows clearly, an adult is hitting a student on the head at least twice and pulling his hair while two others are trying to restrain his lower and upper body,” the union said. . “While this video does not show events leading up to this point, it is clear that an adult is assaulting a child.”
According to Howard County Sheriffs, a security guard and school administrator were involved after a student allegedly assaulted several schoolmates in the cafeteria. The agency has confirmed that one of the security personnel appearing in the video is a former police officer and their actions are currently under investigation.
The organizations have called for the immediate suspension of the adult who was hit on the head of a student while the investigation into the incident is underway.
They also recommend that Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano review the school’s staffing practices and training processes to ensure that “They are safe around students.”
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