HOUSTON - An Alief ISD teacher has been accused of punching a second-grader in the face and sitting on him.
Lisa Allison, 48, is charged with felony injury to a child.
Allison told investigators she ordered the boy to leave her classroom at Landis Elementary last month because he was making noises. She said he then began kicking lockers outside the classroom.
A surveillance camera shows Allison following the boy to the hallway and grabbing him by hand. When he yanked his hand away, the teacher grabbed him by the back and punched him “with a closed fist,” according to court documents.
The surveillance video shows Allison forcing the boy to the floor and sitting on top of him. That’s where school administrators found her and ordered her to get off the boy.
Administrators called police and they began an investigation. Charges were filed Monday.
At last check, Allison was not in custody.
Parents picking up their kids from Landis Elementary Wednesday reacted to the allegations.
“That’s crazy, I don’t think they should be doing anything like that, if it did happen,” said Mito Garcia.
“I mean, if you’re a teacher, you go to school for this,” said parent Diana Rodriguez. “To be able to know you have to have patience.”
Alief ISD says Allison was immediately put on leave and will not return to the school.
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