CHICAGO (NBC News) — A Chicago school teacher has been suspended from her job and arrested after the beating of a child in a school bathroom last fall.
Authorities say the child attended school at George Tilton Elementary School.
His parents filed a civil rights complaint against Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Board of Education.
They say their son, a fourth grader, was pulled from his classroom by a friend of his teacher, taken to a school restroom, and hit repeatedly with a belt.
An attorney for the family released pictures at a news conference Thursday showing bruises on the child.
The attorney claims the teacher, Kristen Haynes, arranged for a friend to enter the school and punish the boy.
Both women were arrested, and Haynes is no longer a teacher at the school.
An attorney for the family says as a result of the beating, the child is now traumatized.