Chicago mom says teacher's aide beat, slammed special needs boy, 12

Monice Guess demonstrates part of an alleged assault she says her 12-year-old son suffered at the hands of a Chicago teacher’s aide.

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CHICAGO — The mother of a 12-year-old special needs child has filed a police report claiming Chicago charter school teacher’s aide attacked her son, reports CBS Chicago.

Monice Guess says her son Rashawn was beaten and slammed to the ground as other children looked on. Guess says her son is “hyper, moody at times,” but is undeserving of the violence she claims he suffered on Oct. 5 at the Foundations College Prep school.

“She grabbed him by the neck, threw him against some steel lockers that’s in the classroom and threw him down the ground and she slapped him a few times,” Guess said of the teacher’s aide.

According a school incident report, Rashawn and the teacher’s aide argued after he had a verbal altercation with another student. The report says the teacher’s aide ordered Rashawn to leave the classroom and he refused.

Witnesses say the teacher’s aide then forced Rashawn to the ground, before the boy tried to fight back.

“He did tell me after she attacked him, he picked up a chair. But any dog would bite back,” Guess says.

The teacher’s aide has not been charged in the case, according to police.

Michael Passman, a Chicago Public Schools spokesman, said officials are aware of the allegations.

 “We are deeply concerned by these allegations, and we have engaged the charter school operator to ensure the allegations were appropriately addressed and proper protocols were followed,” Passman said.