A Lincoln High school teacher has been suspended for allegedly causing a “disturbling incident” on Tuesday, and a video shows him leaving the classroom.
A student said the teacher grabbed his wrist and said “you are not going to be able to go to school today,” Lincoln Police Chief Scott Stokes said.
The Lincoln Police Department said a student called 911 to report a possible incident at Lincoln High, which is located in the middle of the city.
The boy said the school is closed due to an incident at the school.
Stokes told reporters he was not able to confirm the video of the incident.
The student was in the fourth grade and has been in the school for about four years, Stokes added.
The school had an internal investigation on Tuesday into the alleged incident.
Stokes said the Lincoln Police would investigate the incident to determine what occurred.
The incident was not the first time a Lincoln High teacher has faced discipline.
In 2016, the Lincoln school district received a $500,000 settlement from the Illinois Education Agency, which found that Lincoln High failed to maintain the standards and processes of its school.
Stoking said there was no evidence of a teacher’s misconduct at Lincoln this year.
He said the district is working to identify any students who might have witnessed the alleged event.