Guilford Co. substitute teacher fired after video surfaces showing him slam student

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A substitute teacher at Western Guilford Middle School in Guilford County was fired after a video surfaced of him body-slamming a student.

The student’s mother shared the video on Facebook, adding the incident happened on Valentine’s Day, and that she wants justice.

Jose Escudero, the student, told Fox8 in Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem that the altercation started over a box of chocolates.

Jose said the teacher took them away and tossed them in the sink.

The 12-year-old said he waited toward the end of class to ask for the chocolate back.

Jose said he put the chocolates in his book bag and that's when the substitute teacher tried grabbing it from him.

When that didn't work, Jose said the substitute teacher grabbed him, pinned him against the wall and threw him over his shoulder to the ground.

He suffered bruises on his elbow, shoulder and back.

Guilford County Schools spokeswoman Tina Firesheets said the teacher is no longer working for the school district.

The Escuderos said they plan on taking legal action against the school and the teacher.