Tuscaloosa County, Alabama: On September 22 a teacher's assistant was caught on surveillance cameras throwing a child across a room.
The teacher's assistant has been identified as 43-year-old Mandy Munoz.
According to court records filed in Tuscaloosa County District Court, Munoz is seen on camera, lifting the 4-year-old boy by the arm and moving him to her other side. "Ms. Munoz is next recorded grabbing [the student] by the leg and slinging him approximately 6 feet across the room."
In speaking with school administrators concerning the incident, Munoz allegedly told the principle that she "just snapped from dealing with" the boy.
Before charges were filed against her the school district issued a statement announcing the termination of her employment.
"Mandy Munoz's employment as a teacher's assistant at Lake View Elementary was terminated on Monday, September 26," the statement seen by Tuscaloosa Thread read. "The Tuscaloosa County School System has and will cooperate with any law enforcement investigation regarding this situation. Due to laws that protect the privacy of students, the Tuscaloosa County School System is unable to discuss publicly any details of the situation. The safety of our students is the highest priority if the Tuscaloosa County School System."
On Friday, September 30 she was charged with one count of child abuse, Class C felony. She was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail and has since been released after posting a $15,000 bond.