LABELLE, Fla. - Labelle Middle School teacher, Lois Parker, was arrested Friday for the alleged battery of one of her students. Mother-of-five Danay Ortiz says 12-year-old Monse Ortiz is the baby of the family.
"Very quiet you actually have to take the words out of his mouth. Even the principal said, 'He's a very quiet kid, he's never been in trouble,'" she said.
But all that changed for the Labelle Middle Schooler during class Tuesday afternoon.
"I was sitting in my desk and my teacher Mrs. Parker told me to get out a book. I didn't have one and I told her that and she just snapped, started screaming at me. She almost ripped one of my shirts by my collar and twisted my arm," Ortiz said.
Ortiz's teacher is also accused of grabbing the sixth grader a second time and putting him in a back room until the school day ended.
"Everybody was asking why she did that to me and she didn't answer and she was screaming telling them to be quiet and read their books," he said.
His mother says Mrs. Parker called her after school to tell her Ortiz had not been following directions, but never mentioned grabbing him. The principal called Danay Ortiz the next day.
"He had bruises," his mother said.
Deputies say three other children confirmed Ortiz's claims.
Parker is currently out on bond. Wink News has tried to speak with her at home twice but Parker has not answered the door.