A gym teach in California is facing charges after a video surfaced of him trying to drag a girl into a pool.
The video was reportedly taken in August at the pool at Edison High School in Stockton.
News 10 reports the 14-year-old girl was avoiding the pool that day because she had had her hair done that morning and had an event to attend that night. The girl’s attorney, Gilbert Somera, said the teacher had the option of punishing her academically but not physically.
“Regardless of her participation (in the class) it should disgust you how this man put his hands on a 14-year-old girl. She said multiple times, ‘my top is falling down,'” Somera said. He is preparing a claim and likely a lawsuit over the struggle.
The district issued a response saying, “SUSD has taken appropriate action in this case. The teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave per district policy.”
“No means no and stop means stop. This isn’t a situation where she’s attacking a teacher and he’s defending himself. When a woman or a 14-year-old girl says no, it means no,” Somera said.