A second-grade boy was left with a fractured jaw and missing teeth after a school tutor assaulted him at his southeast Baltimore elementary school on Monday. Timothy Randall Korr, 25, has been 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, according to Baltimore police.
Via WBAL TV:
The parents of the boy, Travon Grayson, 7, who attends City Springs Elementary/Middle School, said their son suffered mouth and facial injuries that will require surgery.
Lateekqua Jackson and Travon Grayson Sr., Travon’s parents, said their son is bruised, swollen, cut and is missing several teeth.
Who does that to a seven-year-old child?!
“My son told me that (Korr) threw my son into a wall,” Jackson said. “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.”
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.”
Child abuse detectives investigating the claim were given access to a video which captured the incident. Detectives were able to conclude pretty quickly upon watching the disturbing video that a crime had been committed and obtained an arrest warrant for Korr.
Baltimore police media relations Chief T.J. Smith said video of the incident shows the boy being slammed by a man.
“The video does show 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,” Smiths said.
Smith said 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.”
“To fracture his face and make his teeth fall out, a 7-year-old cannot do that to himself,” Jackson said.
Throw the book at him.