A Baltimore elementary school student was injured while being taken to the school's office.
The attorney for a tutor at City Springs Elementary School accused of seriously injuring a 7-year-old child this week said Thursday the tutor recovered a gun replica or gun from the child and that the incident was an accident.
Timothy Randall Korr, the tutor, faces first- and second-degree child abuse, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and neglect charges and was fired by the Baltimore Curriculum Project, the school's charter operator. Police said Korr slammed the boy against a wall on Monday, causing a serious head injury. The boy was being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The incident was captured on video.
Kurt Nachtman, Korr's attorney, said Thursday that Korr was told by a few students that the boy had a gun, and felt what appeared to be one through his cargo pants when he patted him down. Korr began walking the boy to the office, and the boy was hitting and scratching Korr and was generally not compliant, Nachtman said.
On the way to the office, Korr lost his balance, leading to the boy's injury, Nachtman said. What appeared to be a gun replica was recovered from the boy after Korr brought him to the school's nurse for treatment, Nachtman said.