Security officer suspended for using belt on child www.privateofficer.com
A security guard has been removed from Kozminski Elementary School for allegedly beating a student with a belt, Chicago Public Schools authorities said Friday.
Officials are now investigating whether Reginald Lanier struck any other students with belts that were allegedly hanging in a copier room of Kozminski, at 936 E. 54th St., CPS spokeswoman Monique Bond said.
A 9-year-old boy told CBS2 News that the security guard took him to a room and beat him with a studded belt.
“I think it’s abuse,” the third-grader said.
The child’s mother filed a police report against Lanier on March 12, and Lanier admitted to police that he had disciplined the child, Bond said.
The incident follows testimony last month by new Schools CEO Ron Huberman that he wanted to speed up investigations of abuse allegations.
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