A New York Gym teacher, who weighs 220 pounds and has also played college football, has filed an absurd lawsuit claiming that he was beaten up by a 6-year-old. John Webster, a 27-year-old gym teacher at PS 330 in Queens, said that a 4-foot-2 Rodrigo Carpio kicked and bit him after he reprimanded the child for horseplay. The child also injured Webster’s ankle and knee. He now has to wear braces on both of his legs. "It's sort of like an angel-devil sort of thing," Webster said about Rodrigo.
“The boy looks like an angel, but then, all of a sudden, that halo turns into horns. It's been a nightmare. It's embarrassing. It's humiliating."
Interestingly, there is reportedly more than the incident with Webster that brings little Rodrigo under the cloud of suspicion. The first grader also allegedly kicked the school principal and pinched several other individuals which also include school security officer.
On the other hand, Rodrigo’s parents say that the allegations are ridiculous. "The lawsuit is totally absurd," said the boy's father, Jorge Carpio, 44. "How could my little boy do so much damage?"
But Webster’s claims are backed by an April 26 ‘occurrence report’ filed by the principal that states about the physically aggressive nature of the little boy who has earned the title of tiny terror.
Physical altercations between students and teachers are rare, but they do happen. Back in 2005 substitute teacher Nedra Morris died when a 9-year-old boy struck her in the chest. The death was ruled a homicide.