The Houston Charter school teacher, Sheri Davis, went on Good Morning America to clear up and/or give her side of the story of the incident we reported last week regarding her beating up a 13-year old student. She has been terminated by the school and the sheriff’s department is now contemplating pressing charges against her for her actions. Davis says there’s a lot more to the story than what was caught on video…which we already assumed.
As you may or may not know from previous reports, Jamie’s House is a school for children with disciplinary issues and the day is filled with incidents of violence. According to Davis in her GMA interview, some of the children have criminal records and the teachers are expected to come up against these hostile students without any type of assistance. When she describes the day of the incident, she said it started off with chaos. She had to intervene in a fight between a 16-year old boy and a 13-year old girl “minutes before” the incident with the student where she simply “snapped.”
Davis said that she heard a door slam and lock and when she looked in the room there was a white girl with special needs (that had just been admitted to the school) being surrounded by a predominantly African American group of children taunting her. She was infuriated. She said that the boy she assaulted, Isaiah Reagins, was standing in front of the girl “bouncing around in a threatening, bullying position.” The rest is history. A lot of people, after hearing her response, will understand her position. Check out the interview here.