A second-grade boy at an elementary school in Baltimore, Maryland was sent to a local hospital after he was beaten by a tutor on Monday (November 28th).
According to Baltimore NBC News affiliate WBAL-TV (local channel 11), Travon Grayson, 7, a student at City Springs Elementary/Middle School was physically brutalized by Timothy Randall Korr (pictured), 25. Korr was formerly employed as an elementary tutor at a charter operator for City Springs called the Baltimore Curriculum Project.
Lateekqua Jackson and Travon Grayson Sr. are the 7-year-old boy’s parents. They recently conducted an interview with WBAL Channel 11 and described the brutality that their son allegedly experienced at school at the hands of Korr. The details Jackson and Grayson Sr. gave were graphic.
“My son told me that (Korr) threw my son into a wall. My son had dreams about it all last night. He’s still shaking in his sleep, saying that he keeps having visions of (Korr) throwing him into a wall,” Jackson told WBAL Channel 11.
Jackson also said that when she arrived at the school at the end of the day, she witnessed her son bleeding and crying in an ambulance as he was being taken away.
“The teacher told me that he put him over his shoulder, and when he put him down he was bleeding. That’s it. How can you tell somebody like that? He said he made a mistake. He said, ‘I made a mistake. It was a mistake.’ That’s what he said,” Jackson added.
Local law enforcement officials have confirmed that Korr has been charged with multiple felonies, including first- and second-degree child abuse, felony first- and misdemeanor second-degree assault, misdemeanor reckless endangerment and misdemeanor neglect of a minor.
“It’s never appropriate to inflict this type of harm on a child,” said Baltimore police media relations Chief T.J. Smith in his interview with WBAL Channel 11.
“That video basically made our investigation pick up that much more. It showed an assault, and it showed this 7-year-old boy in school being slammed about by this 25-year-old man, and I’m being nice by calling him a 25-year-old man,” Smith continued.
Baltimore City police detectives are still investigating this incident.