South Carolina teacher accused of throwing books at student
GREENVILLE, S.C. — A South Carolina teacher has been charged with assault and battery after being accused of throwing textbooks at a student last week.
Walter Lee, 26, turned himself into deputies on Tuesday and appeared in bond court later that day. He is now out on bond.
Lee was a related arts teacher who taught a teen leadership class at Tanglewood Middle School. Greenville County Schools confirms he is no longer with the district.
Brianda Johnson, the mother of the 11-year-old who was hit with the books, spoke to FOX Carolina.
“I just hope that you find a way to humble yourself when dealing with minor children or children period,” she said. “Find a way to cope. Think before you react.”
We also heard from students, like Jomar Fuentes, who say Mr. Lee should get another chance.
“I love Mr. Lee,” Fuentes said. “He’s the best teacher ever. If you’ve got problems, you can go to him.”
We did some digging and found that Walter Lee does not have a past criminal record. He is set to return to court in October.
Meanwhile, Johnson tells us they are looking for a new school for her son to attend and says he is scared to go back to class.