ADAMS COUNTY - A Commerce City teacher was suspended after Adams County investigators say he physically abused a child - and it was all caught on tape.
On Wednesday, the Adams County Sheriff's Department was called to Dupont Elementary School after a student was injured. Right now, the staff member is on paid administrative leave awaiting the results of a criminal investigation.
Investigators say a teacher heard another teacher being abusive and went to the school's principal.
The principal then watched security footage showing the teacher slam a male student against the wall and drag him down a hall. The principal immediately called 911.
Adams 14 Public Information Officer Maria VanderKolk did confirm that no one was seriously injured.
Adams 14 School District released the following statement:
"A staff member at Dupont Elementary School in Adams 14 has been placed on administrative leave following an incident with a student. The staff member was not arrested; however, an investigation is underway through the Adams County Sheriff's Department. Given that this is a personnel matter, Adams 14 is unable to provide further information at this time and will allow for due process to proceed. As always, our number one priority is the safety of our students."
Isabel Aguilar is a parent of two children at Dupont. She says the allegation is uncharacteristic of her school.
"It is actually a really big surprise, because, I mean, all the teachers that I've known and come across and met, they're wonderful with the kids. No kids that I've ever known in this school have ever complained about their teacher ever," Aguilar said. "Hopefully, it's nothing really bad and they take care of it."
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