A Rogers High School teacher is given a citation for an incident that happened in January, according to a criminal report from the Rogers Police Department.
Kanosha Grigsby was written a citation for third degree battery following an incident at Rogers High School with a student.
According to a probable cause report, Grigsby was trying to get a student to stop for another teacher. Grigsby said she put her hand on the student and told the person to calm down.
The student walked away, and Grigsby grabbed the student by the hoodie that the student was wearing, according to the report.
The student reportedly tried to pull away from Grigsby and hit the teacher in the face with a purse, which knocked off Grigsby’s glasses.
Grigsby said in an effort to control the student she pushed the student against a wall, according to the report.
An officer observed slight swelling under Grigsby’s right eye.
The student, who also spoke with police, said that Grigsby grabbed the hoodie, Grigsby would not let go and they could not breathe. The student then swung the purse and struck Grigsby.
Grigsby then slammed the student backward into a wall, which the student struck the back of their head into the wall.
According to the student, Grigsby said, “you want to act hard, I will show you hard,” and kept choking the student until they thought they were going to pass out.
The school resource officer did notice a slight bump to the back of the student’s head and some redness around the front of the student’s neck.
Grigsby also told officers that she never had intentions of hurting the student and was just trying to calm the student down. She also said that she did not mean to choke the student and would never hurt a student.
Rogers Public School issued this statement to KNWA:
“A safe and respectful learning environment for students and staff is always our expectation. We are working closely with the police in investigating an interaction of concern at RHS. The staff member involved has been placed on administrative leave until the investigation is complete.”
Grigsby will appear in court on February 19.