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Former tutor accused of slamming boy at city school due in court

Posted at 6:46 AM, Dec 27, 2016

A former tutor charged with slamming a 7-year-old boy into a wall at a Baltimore school appeared in court Tuesday.

Timothy Korr, 25, was scheduled for a hearing in the child abuse investigation that began last month at City Springs Elementary/Middle School.

On November 28, detectives responded to Johns Hopkins Pediatrics after a student reportedly suffered “major trauma to the head,” while being taken to the school’s office.

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Korr was arrested and charged after detectives obtained surveillance footage they said showed the tutor slamming the boy into a wall “like a sack of potatoes,” according to Baltimore Police spokesperson T.J. Smith.

Korr's lawyer said he believed the boy had a gun. His former colleagues later came forward to defend him, saying the incident was an accident, and that Korr “is a loving, dedicated educator.”

He faces multiple charges including child abuse, assault and reckless endangerment of a minor.

The hearing was scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. His first hearing in circuit court will take place Feb. 17.

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