A mom says she’s “enraged” after she got her hands on a video that shows her son being beaten by a fellow classmate, and says the nearby teacher never stepped in to help.

In an interview with CBS 10 News, Lauren Springfield described the video of her son being attacked as “so hard to watch”:

“I mean not only was I disturbed, but I was enraged.”

After watching the video, Springfield said what she saw can’t be described as an altercation or a fight, but rather “this was an attack” on her seventh-grade son, who attends Blake Academy in Florida.

Since investigators got ahold of several different videos showing the alleged attack, one of the students has been charged with a misdemeanor and suspended for 10 days. The teacher who was in the locker room at the time of the fight is also being questioned.

Springfield said of the teacher’s actions that day, or reported lack thereof:

“We learned that the teacher was actually in the locker room and that I don’t understand that. How can you be in the locker room in your office, hear this going on, and you just tell the kids to chill out? You never once get up in the span of four minutes to go and check on the child? I don’t understand that.”

The mom said she originally gave the teacher the benefit of the doubt because she was once a teacher herself. However, after seeing the videos, Springfield said you could hear the teacher only yell “stop” in the video and allegedly never went to physically break up the fight.

Now she wants the teacher fired, saying his reported neglected could have resulted in a much more severe outcome. She told CBS 10 News:

“Your number one priority is the safety of your students. Originally I was trying to give him the benefit of the doubt because I’ve been a teacher, but then to know that he was right there and couldn’t stop it. I mean we could be having such a different conversation right now. Had he hit his head harder, had the right punch been thrown he could’ve had permanent damage. He could’ve been dead.”

Springfield says she won’t rest until she gets justice for her son:

“I want the punishments to actually match the severity of what happened.”

She hopes their story will prevent something like this from ever happening to anyone else.

Blake Academy middle school says the teacher may face disciplinary action, pending the investigation. And CBS 10 News says it’s unclear if the student who attacked Springfield’s son will be allowed to continue to attend the school following his suspension.

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5 Replies to “Mom Wants Son’s Teacher Fired After He’s ‘Attacked’ at School and the Teacher Reportedly Did Nothing to Stop It”

  • Larry Wilson 1 year ago

    She can want all she want too. The teach is not required to help at all. Sorry.

  • Anonymous 1 year ago

    THIS CHILD DID NOTHING WRONG FOR HIM TO DESEVE THIS. AND BOTH THE ATTACKER AND THE TEACHER SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED BACK AT THAT SCHOOL. TEACHER NEEDS TO BE CHARGED TOO. FOR JUST SITTING ON HIS A… AND NOT DOING ENOUGH TO STOP THE ATTACKER TO QUIT BEATING THE OTHER STUDENT UP. BUT ALSO NONE OF THE OTHER KIDS DO ANYTHING TO STOP THE FIGHT EITHER.

  • Wmaxwell 1 year ago

    This is a devastating world we live n no Respect.morals mo justice..no leadership..no love ..JUST TRUE HATE..NO JUSTICE AND PREJUDICE…

  • Anonymous 1 year ago

    The problem here is we as teachers do not no any more whats horse play, and the minute we start trying to stop what’s going on, and we get hurt. It becomes are fault that we got hurt, because we should have never got involved in the first place. Then while breaking up the the fight if one of the kids get hurt we lose are job. At most the teacher should have went and check things out and called a safety. I’m sorry for what happened to your child. I’ve been in the school system 17 years, it was bad when I started and ten times worse now.

  • Anonomous 1 year ago

    Fire the teacher and expel the student. That kid picked on him cause he was handicapped with 1 kidney. Which made him vulnerable to be picked on. Seen it in to many years of school myself. If not make him work with handicapped student for a year and see the pain they go thru everyday!!

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