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Texas teacher filmed beating pupil; family sues

2010-05-15 18:17:13 GMT2010-05-16 02:17:13 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

This frame grab of a youtube video shows Houston charter school teacher Sheri Davis attacking 13-year-old pupil Isaiah Johnson in front of his class. [dailymail.co.uk]

This frame grab of a youtube video shows Houston charter school teacher Sheri Davis attacking 13-year-old pupil Isaiah Johnson in front of his class. [dailymail.co.uk]

HOUSTON - The family of a 13-year-old whose beating by a Houston charter school teacher was caught on a classmate's cell phone video has filed a lawsuit against the teacher and the school.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday on behalf of Isaiah Reagins by his mother, Alesha Johnson.

Science teacher Sheri Lynn Davis was fired Monday night from Jamie's House Charter School. Her dismissal came after video of Reagins' beating became public.

His family says the boy suffered a black eye and other bruises. Johnson says she's taken her son out of the school.

Davis' attorney, Chip Lewis, says he and his client will have a Friday news conference.

A spokeswoman for the school said she couldn't comment on the lawsuit but that school officials feel they handled the situation appropriately after learning of it.

(Agencies)

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