The high school teacher was fired after he was caught on surveillance video waving a finger in the face of a student before slapping him in the face and knocking him against the wall. The unidentified student was walking down the hall, away from the camera. The civics teacher then chases down the student. When the teacher and the student are face to face, the teacher is seen waiving a finger of one hand in the student’s face before slapping him.
The student’s head appears to hit the wall behind him.
The high school teacher from Indiana, Mike Hosinski, was fired by BCS on Friday and is not allowed on school property.
The school district said the strike led to the student suffering visible injuries and he was treated by medical staff.
The student’s age or identity have not yet been released.
The incident was recorded last Friday, WNDU reports. The unidentified student was walking down the hall, away from the camera. Civics teacher Hosinski quickly chases down the student with the hoodie.
When the teacher and the student are face to face, the teacher is seen waiving a finger of one hand in the student’s face, before slapping that face with his open right hand. The student’s head appears to hit the wall behind him.
According to reports, teacher Hosinski has been on the job nearly 40-years and was named Teacher of the Year in 2020.
A community Facebook page was also created to support Hosinski. It attracted as many as 575 members, per reports.
The school board approved a retirement package for the teacher effective immediately at a meeting Monday night. That retirement package includes full benefits, including a pension.
According to reports, Hosinski is accused of confronting the student about his attire, specifically about a hoodie that the boy wore to class.
The incident was reported to the Indiana Department of Education and teacher licensing officials.
“The kid has reportedly been expelled from the school for the first semester. He came back in January and has been sent to the office 30 times, reportedly.” a parent told WNDU.