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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Police and school officials are saying that the allegations an Abilene mom made in a viral video about a Wylie ISD teacher assaulting a 5-year-old boy were deemed unfounded by the District Attorney’s Office.
The mom made the allegations during a TikTok video posted earlier this week, which has since gone viral.
This mom starts the video by showing pictures of what appear to be scratches and bruises on a child’s arm, saying these marks, “and much more were left on my son when he was 5 years old by a teacher because he didn’t want to put his shoes on on the playground.” He was in Pre-K when this happened.
She also says she filed a police report, then holds up a document that appears to be an Abilene police report generated on March 4, 2022.
The report was made for 2nd Degree Felony Injury to a Child and reads, “a report was taken for second degree felony injury to a child as a 5 YOA child was caused injury when he was held down by teachers at his school. There were visible injuries to the child’s arms and he was caused pain. The parents do wish to press charges.”
KTAB and KRBC are working to verify this report with police. Right now, her copy is the only one that has been provided.
Mom made the TikTok video after finding a social media post earlier this week from the teacher who was involved in the incident with her son. In the post, the teacher shared pictures of her classroom and said she was excited for the upcoming school year, which will be her 3rd year working with special needs children.
After the incident happened, the mom said she went to a lawyer, who told her nothing would happen with the case. She says Wylie ISD immediately dismissed the case, and a criminal investigation was open with police for a few months, but mom says the detective told her he couldn’t do anything because the school dropped the case, so he sent it to the District Attorney’s Office. Mom says that when she called the DA’s Office, they couldn’t even find the case.
However, both the Abilene Police Department and Wylie ISD claim the District Attorney’s Office ruled the incident as “unfounded.”
Both agencies said their investigation was thorough and that nothing of a criminal nature was ever confirmed.
Abilene PD’s full statement reads, “the Department is aware of a social media video post from a parent regarding an incident involving the parent’s child and a teacher at Wylie ISD. After a thorough and extensive investigation, the case was turned over to the District Attorney’s Office, who ruled the incident as unfounded.”
Wylie ISD provided a similar explanation, saying “Wylie ISD is aware of the social media video posts published by a parent regarding an alleged incident last school year. Wylie ISD and the Abilene Police Department conducted a thorough investigation at the time regarding these claims and responded in accordance with law and district policy. The case was turned over to the District Attorney’s Office where it was deemed unfounded.”
The mother never named the teacher in her TikTok video, and since no criminal charges have been filed, KTAB and KRBC will be declining to release the teacher’s name as well.