• Brawl on video shows CMS security guard slam teen girl

    By: Scott Wickersham


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A brawl caught on cellphone video shows a Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools security guard grabbing a 14-year-old girl and slamming her onto a cafeteria table at South Mecklenburg High School.

    "I kept watching it over and over," the girl's mother Marcella Ivy said. "I could not believe it was my child. Don't no child deserve that. That man was out of control."

    Once he slammed her he touched her inappropriately when he straddled her on the table, Ivy said.
    Since it happened on Sept 13, the mother said her daughter has had pain and is getting physical therapy.

    Police were called but the guard was not charged with a crime.

    The guard was not working at the school while Ivy's daughter was suspended for 10 days.

    CMS told Channel 9, "We take all physical altercations seriously" but they investigated and the guard "did not violate district policy."

    Ivy's attorney William Harding disagrees.

    "He should have been charged with a crime and given his day in court and to say this is OK sends the wrong message," Harding said.

    Ivy said she is considering a civil lawsuit against CMS for her daughter's pain and suffering.

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