Substitute Teacher Assaulted By Student, No Arrests Made

 February 29, 2024

Rob Gooding thought it was just another normal day of substitute teaching.

He is 75 years old and has been doing this for years.

But, that day, something that had never happened before took place.

Gooding was assaulted by a student so severely that he was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

“I saw him come up, and he said, “I’ve had it,’ and he came down and I blocked the Chromebook. That’s where the hole was. And it shoved me down like this and then all of a sudden, he hovered over me and with his left hand whammed me,” Gooding said in a recent statement.

No arrest was made.

When the school police were questioned about this fact, Gooding shared what he said they told him.

“Then he said to me, ‘We have been instructed by the higher-ups, which is the district, not to handcuff, or arrest the kid,’ and I said, ‘What?’ and he said, ‘Yes, that came from the higher-ups,” Gooding said.

Gooding wants to press charges, but the investigation is still ongoing.

We do not have any other information at this time.