She looks to be about 200 lbs and 5 times the size of the little boy whom she’s yanked up from the floor by his shirt.
Her name is Barb Williams, and she’s a kindergartner teacher at Riverdale Schools in Hancock County, Ohio.
The little boy is 6-year-old Ian Nelson.
Surveillance video provided by little Ian’s parents, Anthony and Autumn Nelson, shows the boy walking down the hallway to the school bathroom. When he comes out of the bathroom, Williams confronts the boy, picks him up against the wall. Then, with both hands she grabs the boy by the face, then by his shirt and lifts him off the floor, with Ian’s head flopping back.
On May 13, 2014, a week after the incident, bully woman was suspended for 10 days, with pay.
Ian’s parents are furious.
Anthony Nelson said, “I would consider what would happen to myself, if I were to do that to her. If I were to do that to her, I would go to jail.”
The Nelsons say that ten day suspension is like an early vacation for the teacher, since there are only ten days left in the school year. They say they want her to be terminated from Riverdale Schools. The Nelsons plan to take the video to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office to try to file criminal charges against Williams.
The Nelsons would not have known about this if there was no surveillance camera. Imagine what Barb Williams do to her students away from the camera’s eye . . . .
Simply put, Williams has no business being a school teacher.
Thanks to Darla Dawald of Patriot Action Network, here’s contact info for you to register your protest:
Superintendent of Riverdale Schools: Eric Hoffman
Phone: 419-694-4994 ext. 1801
Riverdale Elementary School Principal: Julie Spade