(WMBF) A science teacher at South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach High School turned himself in to police and is suspended from teaching after he allegedly grabbed a student by his jacket and slammed him into a chair, causing him to roll back into a wall.
Tim Beck, 48, who was MBHS’s 2015 Teacher of the Year, has been suspended from teaching, according to his attorney, and appeared in city court Thursday morning after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
The arrest report and warrant state that on March 22, the student’s mother and the student told officers about the incident that had taken place earlier in the day at the high school. The victim told police he was passing a note with a female classmate when Beck noticed it and asked that it be handed over. The student said he did not have the note at that time, but Beck “proceeded to rip the victim out of his chair by the hood of his jacket and aggressively stated to find it.” The student said he did not know where the note was.
The female student then told Beck that she had it, and handed it to Beck, the student told police. Beck then threw the student down in his chair, causing him to roll back into his chair and hit the wall, the report states.
“Unfortunately, this student was misbehaving in class, which is obvious from talking to – reading the statements, and Mr. Beck addressed it,” Bill Monckton, Beck’s attorney said. “Unfortunately, in our community today, some people don’t think their kids should misbehave, unfortunately.”
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