A Tyler parent, whose student was attacked by a teacher at Stewart-Edison Junior Academy, says the teacher's punishment is not severe enough.
TISD police gave the teacher a Class C Misdemeanor citation for physical assault. The student's mother asked TISD officials to enhance the punishment Tuesday morning.
The district has not released the teacher's name, but has put him on suspension without pay. All efforts to reach the faculty member failed.
TISD Superintendent David Simmons met with Yolanda Jones Tuesday to discuss why the district was not pursuing heftier charges. Simmons says the evidence does not substantiate a need for a greater charge, but adds there was enough evidence to warrant the citation.
TISD has passed the case along to the District Attorney's office, so they can also evaluate the evidence and the charges.