KINGVILLE, Texas — UPDATE (5:05 p.m.): The KIngsville ISD superintendent contacted KRIS 6 News, letting us know the student has recanted her account of what happened. The investigation is now over, and we're told the substitute teacher has been cleared in the incident.
Kingsville ISD officials are looking in to claims a substitute teacher abused an elementary school student.
We heard from the student’s mother, who was troubled when her 6-year-old daughter came home with a cut on her nose and wearing different clothes than she was sent to school in.
The alleged incident happened Monday at Alice Kleberg Elementary School.
The child claims the substitute slammed her head into a desk, causing a bloody nose.
That substitute then allegedly gave the girl pants to change into because hers were bloody.
We spoke with Kingsville ISD interim superintendent Kamara Adams about the incident today.
She says the district takes any allegations seriously and that the accused substitute has been barred from district campuses during the investigation, according to district policy.
“We certainly don’t gloss over anything, we take our time, we make sure we get it right, and we just want to be respectful to all of the individuals involved,” Adams said.
If the allegation is found to be credible, the superintendent says that substitute would be fired and could also face criminal charges.
The district’s investigation should be finished within a day or two.
The child’s mother says she’s contacted Kingsville police.
We weren’t able to get the mother on camera for an interview.