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School Tutor Tosses 7-Year-Old Student, Causing Broken Jaw and Missing Teeth

physically abused child with bruise under left eye

According to CNN, police are investigating a school tutor after a boy in his care suffers from a fractured jaw and missing teeth in Baltimore, Maryland.

Tutor Suspended as Investigation Unfolds

Lateekqua Jackson was stunned when she found her son with a severely swelled-up face and bloody mouth sitting in the ambulance. Her seven-year-old son, Trayvon, had a fractured jaw and two missing teeth from an incident at City Springs Elementary School.

A tutor hired by the Baltimore Curriculum Project claimed the boy was removed from class for misbehaving and hit himself against a wall when he lost his footing. Trayvon’s mom does not believe that her small seven-year-old could cause these kind of injuries to himself, reports CNN.

According to CNN, Jackson believes the tutor physically abused her son, throwing him against the wall, causing damage to his mouth and jaw.

CNN reports that the Baltimore Curriculum Project has suspended the tutor until the investigation is complete. Baltimore City Public Schools is assisting police in the investigation.

Physical Child Abuse Statistics

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  • More than 3.6 million referrals are made to child protection agencies every year, involving more than 6.6 million children.
  • A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds.
  • The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations, losing between four and seven children every day to child abuse and neglect.
  • A study showed that 28.3 percent of child abuse cases are physical abuse.

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