Students Back Guard Fired for Striking Wheelchair Teen

Some teens at Oakland High School say the student who was hit is a troublemaker.
0:53 | 06/05/14

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Fired after being caught on camera striking and throwing a special needs student out of his wheelchair. 123 year old high school security guard is getting support from an unexpected place. Students at Oakland high school in northern California are petitioning for the guard -- -- Mitchell to be reinstated. That despite his violent attack on Francisco Martinez. Who suffers from terrible palsy. The teens say that because Martinez spat at Mitchell his actions were justified. But the school district is not budging they maintain Martinez is the only victim here. And that there is quote no conceivable scenario under which Mitchell will work at the school again. Mitchell has pleaded not guilty to charges of felony corporal injury to a child he is set to appear at a pretrial hearing later this month.

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