Transcript for Security Guard Caught on Video Beating Student in Wheelchair
It was all captured on Oakland high school surveillance camera a school security guard is seen punching a student who is in a wheelchair and shouting into the ground. That's student Francisco Martinez says -- -- back pain and headaches from the attack that feels it is important for him to come to school with his head held high. I just want to see justice have been because I don't think it's period for this events to -- during a school day. In the school where I'm supposed to become -- in safe. And not be brutalized and told. -- around. Like. Animal because not even imprisoned -- -- He -- his pictures of his injuries that he says were taken right after last week's attack. The school district has fired 23 year old Marcel Mitchell and police have charged him with felony child abuse were deeply sorry that one of our employees could. Betray the public trust and interstate in in this way. Now there's a group of students at school who is defending the guards' actions. The judge targeted to be -- -- is getting out because it's not right they think the guard was provoked by a student who they say as a troublemaker. According to school officials the guard was trying to get Martinez to class because he was late. And started pushing his chair. Martinez slapped the guard's -- -- the guard handcuffed Martinez. And then -- in the guard's face -- -- let somebody spitting happens to be eligible to get up I just did the -- is somebody based. He was brought his can't there like you. Because somebody's getting his things. District officials are aware of the backlash but don't agree with -- I understand that perspective -- someone who was a teenager but from an adult it's unacceptable.
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