Grade school teacher arrested on suspicion of choking students with jump rope
Published time: 1 Oct, 2017 12:51
A 64-year-old gym teacher has been arrested and charged with four felony counts of child abuse after choking elementary school kids with a jump rope to “discipline” them.
Detectives responded to reports of child abuse at the Herndon Barstow Elementary in Fresno, Florida on Thursday afternoon.
Peter Samhammer reportedly used a jump rope to discipline several children, aged between nine and eleven, by tightening it around their necks briefly before releasing them. The children were left with rope burns on their neck and shoulder areas.