Officials in the Murphy Elementary School District are investigating a video being shared on social media that shows a young boy beating a young girl while she sits in her desk. According to Interim Superintendent Brian Borden, the video is under investigation.
According to one Facebook poster, the assault occurred on May 22, 2018, in Ms. Whitlatch’s classroom at Alfred F. Garcia Elementary School.
Superintendent Borden said the District is investigating the matter and would not confirm that the incident occurred at the school.
The District’s website advises that it is “committed to creating a safe and secure environment for our students and staff.”
This school is rated below average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform below average on state tests, are making below average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has below average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.