Exclusive: Teacher Cites Frustration, Poor Training in Attack

"What I would like to see come of this is [alleged victim] Isaiah's mother would become more involved... His mother hasn't been involved in his life concerning his education or disciplinary actions. So it would help if she would volunteer to be more active in his life," she said. "I expressed my sorrow that I did allow my emotions to overtake me."

Isaiah's mother, Alesha Johnson, did not know about the incident until friends showed her the cell phone video weeks after the attack.

Alleged Victim: 'I Was... Frightened'

The student, Isaiah Johnson, said he thought his teacher was "playing around" when she backed him into a corner at his Houston-area school. But then he quickly realized it was no joke.

"She started beating on her chest and she threw the desk and kicked the book," Isaiah told "Good Morning America" last week. "I was ... frightened."

Davis then slapped and kicked Isaiah for nearly a minute.

After learning of the attack, Isaiah's mother said she wants Davis put behind bars.

"It's horrifying," said Johnson last week. "He had bruises on his side where she was kicking him. He had a knot on his head, and he had a black eye.

"There is nothing they can say ... a grown-up beating on a child is not right," she said.

Andrews said that Davis is cooperating fully with investigators and is awaiting word on whether charges will be filed against her.

School Violence: Tips for Parents

While accounts of teachers attacking students are relatively rare, school violence in general is on the rise. More than 150,000 teachers reported they were attacked by students in the 2007-2008 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

In the midst of what "Good Morning America" parenting contributor and psychologist Ann Pleshette Murphy called an "epidemic of bullying" and violence in schools, Murphy said parents can take steps to help make sure their kids stay safe at school.

Get Involved

It's impossible to fix problems if you do not know they exist, so, Murphy said it's important to have "connection, connection, connection" with the school.

Ask Kids About the Environment

No one will know about the environment of the school better than those living in it, your kids. Giving them an adult to talk to allows kids to share things that may make them uncomfortable.

"You can't just put the kids in school and say, 'You take care of these problems,'" Murphy said.

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