Pictured above is 7-year-old elementary student Travon Grayson, who was hospitalised after a teacher at his school, Timothy Randall Korr, threw him into a wall earlier this week and lied that the boy injured himself.
According to police officers:
Detectives responded to the school and were given access to a video which captured the incident. After viewing the video and examining all other evidence, detectives concluded that a crime had been committed and obtained an arrest warrant for Korr.
The video showed him carrying the child and slamming him up against the wall, and it’s very difficult to watch. We cringed a number of times as we watched the video.”
Baltimore police media relations Chief T.J. Smith added that the boy’s body went limp after the assault.
“It’s never appropriate to inflict this type of harm on a child,” Smith said. “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.”
Travon’s mother, Lateekqua Jackson spoke about the incident and said:
“My son told me that (Korr) threw him 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.
To fracture his face and make his teeth fall out, a 7-year-old cannot do that to himself” .
Jackson said the tutor was escorting Travon to the main office for disciplinary reasons at the end of the school day on Monday, but they never made it to the office.
Jackson said that when she got to the school, Travon was in an ambulance and crying. She said the teacher was also there with Travon’s blood on his clothes.
“The teacher told me that he put him over his shoulder, and when he put him down he was bleeding,” Jackson said. “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.”
Timothy Randall Korr, 25, is charged with felony first- and second-degree child abuse, felony first- and misdemeanor second-degree assault, misdemeanor reckless endangerment and misdemeanor neglect of a minor, Baltimore police said.