Diane John was visibly upset watching the surveillance video of a teacher throwing her 15-year old-son, Kristoff, against a table and then on to the floor. She has seen it before, but it strikes a nerve every time she looks at it.
The incident happened a few months ago, but the video was only recently leaked to the Daily News.
But the incident took place back in March, when school was in session at George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School in Brooklyn.
Her son was trying to get through security. His ID card wasn't working. He was told to wait. He didn't, and tried to walk past the teacher, and that is when the altercation occurred.
The teacher, Stephan Hudson, can be seen throwing Kristoff into a table, and then on to the floor. Kristoff is later grabbed by school police.
The school told Kristoff's mother an incident had taken place, but that it had been resolved. She didn't realize the severity of it until she saw the video.
Kristoff no longer goes to George Westinghouse. For the time being he is with family in Diane's native Grenada. But he plans to return to the states again.
Diane, meanwhile, is talking to an attorney.
The Department of Education released a statement: "The chancellor was disturbed by the video footage and believed the disciplinary action given to the teacher was inadequate. The department is moving forward with 3020-A proceedings."
Those are basically disciplinary proceedings.