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CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. May 17 2012
A teacher is fighting to keep his job after claims he molested and abused his severely disabled students.
Clayton County Schools is trying to fire Adamson Middle School teacher David Vollmer after a paraprofessional claimed that he groped and abused his students while in class.
Monique Hall testified before an Employee Tribunal Panel hearing. She recalled what she thought when she says she saw Vollmer inappropriately touching a student.
“I was playing over in my mind, ‘Did this just happen? Did he just grope him?’” Hall said.
She said Vollmer constantly abused his students. She said he once bent a student’s fingers back as he screamed in pain. She said Vollmer also slammed a student down in his chair.
“He used both of his hands and slammed him down in his seat. Darren immediately started jumping and grabbing his butt,” Hall said.
Hall testified Vollmer tickled students near their private parts as they sat in his lap. She said he stuck his hands down a student’s pants, and even followed a student into a girl’s bathroom.
“And if I was a parent I would not have wanted him in there with my daughter,” Hall explained.
The school system called the sheriff’s office, DFACS and is now trying to fire Vollmer. Vollmer’s attorney said the allegations are false and witnesses will testify Hall had motives to get Vollmer out of the classroom.
Hall said she is just speaking up for disabled non-verbal students who can’t speak for themselves.
“I just thought it was sad … that the kids were being abused by their teacher. I thought it was very sad,” Hall said.
The sheriff’ office said it has forward its investigation to the district attorney’s office.
The panel could decide to follow the superintendent’s recommendation to fire Vollmer, it could go against that recommendation or come up with its own punishment.
Whatever it decides, the school board will make the final decision.