SNOOK, Texas -- Video of an employee at a school in Snook pushing around a small child into a bean bag has prompted an investigation at the school district.
The video, which was shared by Stacy LeeAnn Gutierrez and has been viewed nearly 160,000 times on Facebook as of Friday morning, shows the teacher forcibly picking up and placing the student in a bean bag chair in a classroom at the school. Watch the video
After receiving a phone call from Snook ISD, Jessica Boson, the mother of the 5-year-old student seen in the video says the video described in the phone call is completely different than what she saw on Facebook.
"I was in disbelief," she said. "I had a phone call from the school saying it was a video, but it was nothing to worry about, they were trying to get him to sit down and then I saw the actual video, tears flooded my eyes."
Snook Independent School District responded a couple of hours after the video was published Thursday, saying the "employee was attempting to exert discipline and control over a young student." The district also said the "instructor was immediately removed from duty pending a full review and investigation of the matter."
Boson says she has contacted the local police department and is considering pursuing legal action regarding the incident.