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Video: Guard appears to shove student

Published: Monday, May 27, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

CHICAGO – A cellphone video appears to show a security guard at a Chicago high school pushing a student against a wall and shoving her down a flight of stairs in what a lawyer for the girl’s family said was an unwarranted assault.

The video was recorded by a fellow student in a crowd of shocked and screaming classmates.

The mother of 16-year-old Lauren Goodlow, a sophomore at Dunbar High School, said she was taken to an emergency room after Tuesday’s incident. A photo released by the family shows the girl with cuts and bruises to her face.

“I’m enraged. ... I broke down crying because I couldn’t believe that a staff member at a school would treat a child like that,” Pershaun Goodlow said Friday.

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