Substitute teacher ‘removed’ after video shows him hitting students with belt

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BRANDYWINE, Md. (PIX11) — A substitute teacher was caught on tape apparently beating his students with a belt.

According to WTTG, the video shows a startling incident that took place Friday at Gwynn Park Middle School in Brandywine. It’s not clear if the teacher was attacking the children or, as some suggest, simply trying to break up the scuffle. It appears he is hitting students while on the ground, while several others fled. The video has been making the rounds on social media but it wasn’t initially clear where it had originated.

Though the Prince George’s County Public School District won’t release the substitute teacher’s name, they aren’t excusing his behavior.

“Prince George’s County Public Schools does not condone this type of behavior and it is not representative of the level of professionalism and respectful conduct of the team at the school,” the district said, in a statement to WTTG.

The district said he has been “removed from the classroom” and the case has been turned over to “appropriate law enforcement agencies.”