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Posted: November 21, 2014

Teacher caught on camera forcing student into pool during gym class


By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

STOCKTON, Calif. —

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A physical education teacher in Stockton, California is on paid leave after police charged him with corporal injury after being recorded forcing a 14-year-old student into a pool during gym class. 

KXTV reported Denny Peterson was seen on the video, dragging the girl toward the pool at Edison High School.  The clip lasts for a over a minute and a half and happened in August.

Now, according to KXTV, the girl's family is considering a lawsuit over the incident.

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The attorney representing the family told the station that the girl was avoiding the pool after having her hair done earlier that day and that she had an event that evening.  

Attorney Gilbert Somera said the teacher could have punished her academically, but not physically as seen on the video. 

WPVI reported that Peterson was on paid leave for a month, but was then assigned to another school in the district. KXTV said Peterson was put back on paid leave after the criminal charges came to light.

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