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A Southeast Kansas student says a teacher assaulted him


A Southeast Kansas student claims a faculty member assaulted him and now his family wants answers. 
The teen attends an alternative school for students with behavioral issues. 

Like most parents, Billy Morrissey knows his son is not an angel. This year Christopher Morrissey was transferred to the alternative school after behavioral problems. 

His father tells KOAM and Fox 14 that doesn't make the treatment his son allegedly received at the hands of a school employee justified.

"It upset me and then nobody wants to do nothing, " said Christopher's father Billy Morrissey. 
His son Christopher came home from school with a black eye and a bruised jaw. 

"Well your kid isn't supposed to come home with a black eye that's what it all boils down to," said Billy.  

Christopher says it began when he was asked to leave the classroom after disrupting a movie.

"We were watching a movie and someone turned around and started talking to me after she teacher said not to talk and I turned around and talk to him," said Christopher. 

The teacher then sent him to what the alternative school calls a cool down room. Christopher says the room can only be opened from the outside. 

"If you get mad, upset, or in trouble then you get sent to that room," said Christopher.  

While he was in the cool down room he says one of the faculty members asked why he was there.  

"I got aggravated to what he was saying and right as I turned around he was in the middle of his conversation, so he slammed me into the wall and I saw a flash and my ears where ringing," said Christopher. 

His father decided to call the district about the incident and was invited to watch video surveillance from that day.

"You can kind of see the teacher in the doorway but there's no footage of the actually room," said Billy.  

The Southeast Kansas Interlocal operates the alternative schools for the district. The group says they are investigating but couldn't comment on Christopher's case. 

But said if a student is an endangerment to themselves property or others than they may have to give some physical guidance. 

The Crawford County Sheriff's Department and The Southeast Kansas Interlocal tells KOAM and Fox 14 they will continue investigating the incident.


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