Florida Teacher Charged After Grabbing And Shoving Student

A Florida teacher is accused of physically removing a student from his classroom.

Jeffrey Paffumi was arrested this week for the incident at Buddy Taylor Middle School, some of which was captured on cell phone video by a student. The Flagler County Sheriff's Office says Paffumi removed the 14-year-old from his chair, carried him out of the class, and shoved him down the hall. The 47-year-old teacher was hit with a battery charge.

Police say the student was playing music on his computer, refused to turn it off, and called Paffumi “disparaging names” when he took the device from the student.

Officials say Paffumi has been in trouble with the law before. He was also charged with criminal mischief and battery in 2012. The superintendent of schools says the teacher had a handful of other issues during his career that required suspensions and counseling.

Source:WESH

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