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.