An Evans Elementary paraprofessional was placed on leave but has since resigned following a Nov. 10 incident in which he used improper restraints to try to de-escalate.
“The paraprofessional, James Mock, was immediately placed on administrative leave from the school, pending an investigation by Columbia County School District Police,” according to a press release from the Columbia County School District.
No injuries have been reported.
Mock has been charged with simple battery and has since resigned.
The press release issued by the schools Principal, Tonia T. Ellis went on to say
“Mr. Mock was formerly employed with the Columbia County School District since 2018. This matter has been reported to the Professional Standards Commission. Staff are routinely and professionally trained on how to properly de-escalate a situation while keeping students safe. The Columbia County School District never condones the use of improper restraint on students at any time. It is inacceptable and will not be tolerated.”