After Florida teacher Dru Dehart got into an argument with seventh-grade student Radravious Williams, Dehart allegedly ordered a pack of older teens to attack Williams.
Dehart, who claims that Williams threatened her, is a veteran teacher at Northport K-8 School in Port St. Lucie.
Security camera footage from inside the school shows Dehart pointing to Williams and walking away. Mere moments later, a group of boys surrounds the teen and assaults him.
As the boys beat him up, Williams falls to the floor. The attack left him injured and traumatized.
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Dehart was suspended without pay last fall.
On Thursday, after half an hour’s deliberation, the county’s school board came to the unanimous decision to fire Dehart.
David Miklas, a school district representative, said that Dehart “made a very poor decision that day” in using “students to carry out discipline.”
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Latasha Darrisaw, the victim’s mother, said that her son has been dealing with trust issues since the attack.
“It’s been rough, it’s been real rough,” Darrisaw said. “And we as a family have been dealing with it.”
Darrisaw added that Dehart never apologized to the family for the attack. The family plans to file a federal civil lawsuit against the teacher.
“As a person and as a parent you would like some kind of apology,” Darrisaw said. “But I guess we’ll get that whenever she’s ready.”
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