Maryland Substitute Teacher Caught Using a Belt to Discipline Students, Video Shows

Children can be heard screaming as they try to run away.

— -- New video apparently shows a substitute teacher in Maryland beating a student with what appears to be a leather belt.

In the video, children can be heard screaming as they try to run away.

The alleged incident took place on May 15 at Gwynn Park Middle School. The video has already been seen hundreds of thousands of times online.

The circumstances behind the teacher’s behavior aren’t known, but town residents and parents are outraged.

“I just couldn’t imagine a grown man hitting my child,” Edward Torrence said.

“I really feel that’s wrong,” added Iris Wood.

The substitute teacher, who has not been identified, has been removed from the classroom, according to the school.

In a statement, the school called the teacher’s actions “improper."

The school said it "does not condone this type of behavior, and it is not representative of the level of professionalism and respectful conduct of the team at the school."