Charges filed, employee fired after student injured at city school

Posted at 10:59 AM, Nov 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 06:39:42-05

A school employee was fired and charges were filed after a 7-year-old student was injured at a Baltimore City school.

School officials said the City Springs Elementary/Middle School student is recovering after he was injured while being taken to the school's office Monday.

Baltimore Police Child Abuse detectives responded to Johns Hopkins Pediatrics to investigate a child abuse report. Detectives arrived to find the student suffering from "major trauma to the head," sustained while at the school.

Child Abuse detectives gained access to surveillance video capturing the incident. Based on the footage and other evidence, detectives issued an arrest warrant for 25-year-old Timothy Randall Korr of the 3200 block of Foster Avenue. 

Korr was arrested and charged with first and second-degree child abuse, first and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and neglect of a minor. Timothy Korr is currently being held at Central Booking.

In a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith said the department would not be releasing the video, which was very disturbing. 

The boy was slammed against the wall "like a sack of potatoes," Smith said. He suffered "significant" upper body injuries, he said. 

Baltimore City Public Schools said Korr worked with the school’s charter operator, Baltimore Curriculum Project.

Larry Schugam, executive vice president of the Baltimore Curriculum Project, issued a statement saying the employee was terminated in what he calls "an unusual, isolated incident for our schools."

School officials said they're working with police to investigate the incident, “and will take any action warranted once the investigation is complete."

“Our thoughts are with the child and his family as he recovers,” school officials said.

City Springs Elementary/Middle School is located at 100 S. Caroline Street.

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