A gym teacher in Fresno, Calif. has been arrested after he allegedly tied a jump rope around students’ necks to “discipline” them, Fox 26 reported.
Authorities arrived at Herndon Barstow Elementary on Thursday afternoon after the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office received a report that students had been injured, reports said.
Upon investigation, police learned that Peter Samhammer, 64, a physical education teacher at the school, had attempted to punish students by choking them with a jump rope during class on the playground, Fox 26 said.
Samhammer allegedly tied the jump rope around students’ necks and would tighten it before releasing them.
The students were all between ages 9 and 11, according to the sheriff’s office. (Read more from “Gym Teacher Arrested After Allegedly Choking Students With Jump Rope” HERE)