Arrest warrant alleges assault by Oklahoma City teacher
An arrest warrant has been issued for an F.D. Moon Middle School teacher after she reportedly pushed a student “violently.”
Paula Broadway, 60, is facing possible termination from Oklahoma City Public Schools after police said a student captured the incident on video.
Oklahoma City police obtained the warrant Thursday for a complaint of assault and battery. The incident reportedly occurred at the school on Oct. 24.
Video footage shows Broadway had learned a student failed to leave her classroom after she told him to do so, police said. She pushed his face while telling him to leave, according to the warrant.
Broadway, of Midwest City, is shown in the video “pushing the student violently from behind” as he was walking to the door to leave the room, an investigator reported. The student wasn't injured, but he became angry and cursed at the teacher.
Superintendent Sean McDaniel has recommended Broadway for termination from the district. McDaniel will present his recommendation to the district Board of Education on Monday.
The board could discuss the issue and set a date to vote on her termination a later meeting.
District officials began investigating the incident after they were notified of it on Oct. 25. Broadway was immediately placed on administrative leave, the district said in a statement.
“Based on the results of that investigation, the Superintendent has now recommended this individual for termination,” the district stated. “Because this is a personnel issue, we can’t comment further on the specifics of the incident or the status of the investigation. As always, the safety and security of our students and staff is a top priority.”