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Investigation underway after video shows AR school employee shoving student

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KARK) - Tempers flared inside North Little Rock High School on Monday, according to parents of a child involved.

And, cameras were rolling.

It's a scene between a school employee and a student that's caught the district's attention, which included a violent shove.

The employee is then heard screaming profanity with a fist in the air.

North Little Rock superintendent Kelly Rodgers declined to go on camera but sent us a statement that reads in part:

"When an incident comes to our attention, we conduct an immediate and thorough investigation into the matter and take appropriate action...to assure the safety of students and staff. The district will have no further comment."

The parents of the student wanted to remain anonymous. They called the the incident terrible and unfortunate.

They also released a statement that reads in part:

"We pray that all administration will act swiftly as well as the North Little Rock Police Department...We highly commend our son for holding his composure and not reacting to the abuse that he was subjected to."

The North Little Rock Police Department confirmed a police report was filed on Tuesday involving a North Little Rock High School employee.


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