CLAIRTON, Pa. -- The Clairton City School District said a teacher has been suspended indefinitely after an incident with a student.
Angel Harris told Channel 4 Action News investigative reporter Paul Van Osdol on Monday that her 7-year-old daughter is recovering from physical injuries but is emotionally scarred.
The girl, a first-grader at Clairton Elementary School, said she was fighting with another girl in the library on Friday when a teacher violently grabbed her.
"He started to pull on my arms like this and he threw me hard," the girl said.
"Where did he throw you?" Van Osdol asked.
"Into a wall," the girl said.
"How did that feel when you got thrown against the wall?" Van Osdol asked.
"That hurts," said the girl. She said she still has soreness and bruising in her wrists.
Harris wants charges to be filed against the teacher, who has not been publicly identified during the investigation.
"For a male teacher to grab on a little girl, that just scares me," Harris said.
Superintendent Wayde Killmeyer said he took action as soon as he heard about the allegation.
"The teacher was escorted out, hasn't returned, and we're doing our investigation right now," Killmeyer said.
Van Osdol asked Harris' daughter if she is scared to go back to school.
"Yes," the girl said, "because I don't want to see him (the teacher) again."
Clairton police said they are in the early stages of their investigation