EDUCATION

School security monitor accused of head slam suspended

A Kentucky school worker accused of slamming a girl's head into a table has been suspended.

The Courier-Journal reports (http://cjky.it/2cOSgAw) district officials confirmed that Kevin Watson was suspended Wednesday with pay indefinitely as the incident at the school is reinvestigated.

The report says a student at the Breckinridge Metropolitan High School in Louisville sustained a head injury after Watson, a security monitor, used a Aikido martial arts training technique to physically restrain her last September.

Watson received a written reprimand in February that appeared to blame the injury on a restraint gone wrong.

State officials have raised concerns that the method, used for several years in some schools, can result in injury and broken bones.

Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt last month ordered public schools to stop using the technique.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com