Video appears to show teacher hitting students with a belt

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BRANDYWINE, MD – The video went viral on with hundreds of thousands of views and thousands of comments. In the clip you can see the man in the reddish shirt whipping the children with what appears to be a belt.

Its impossible to know from the video what preceded the event whether the students had been fighting or were on the floor to avoid the belt. A spokesperson for Prince George’s Schools tells WJLA that they are declining to comment on camera but confirms the incident happened last Friday here at Gwynn Park Middle School.  A statement says the teacher was a sub who has been removed from the classroom.

The matter has been referred to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. It goes on to say PGCPS doesn’t condone what happened and that its not representative of the level of professionalism and respectful conduct of the team at the school.