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Court docs: Middle school teacher cursed at students, hit two of them

Posted at 12:39 PM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 20:39:16-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A 6th grade teacher at Standard Middle School allegedly used strong language towards students as well as allegedly hit two students, according to court documents obtained by 23ABC.

According to the court documents, Shannon Robinson was accused by several 6th graders of using foul language and calling them names. Two students also accused Robinson of hitting them.

One student accused Robinson of hitting her in the back on October 18, 2018 after Robinson allegedly confronted the student while she was "roughhousing" with a fellow student outside of class.

According to court documents, on November 1, 2018, Robinson allegedly yelled at students over poor grades in math class. Robinson allegedly told the students that "they were idiots for failing," and even "got into the faces of several students." At one point, Robinson allegedly hit a student in the arm. Robinson then allegedly told a student that "no one will love you if you don't get good grades. No one loves you now."

When the bell rang signaling lunch, Robinson allegedly told the class that they would not be going to lunch. Robinson allegedly continued to yell at the class and called them names. At one point, Robinson allegedly told the class "I don't give a crap about you," and "put that on Facebook." Robinson allegedly continued to "belittle" the class, calling them "stupid." Near the end of the lunch period, Robinson allegedly told the class to "get the hell out of the classroom." According to court documents, most students did not eat when they left. Several students were allegedly able to catch the lunch staff as they were throwing away uneaten food.

On Friday, January 4, Robinson was charged with two misdemeanor counts of battery on a person. Robinson was initially arrested in November for 28 misdemeanor counts of willful cruelty to a child and two counts of battery.