PARMA, OH (WOIO) –
A substitute teacher accused of allowing a developmentally challenged teen to be bullied in gym class will be arraigned on March 19.
Gregg Mellinger is charged with endangering children. Five students in the class also face charges of assault and disorderly conduct.
The incident happened at Parma Senior High School on Feb. 28. According to police, a 14 year-old boy repeatedly threw a volleyball at the victim from close range, striking him on the head.
Enough force was used that the victim eventually fell to the floor.
A 13-year-old girl was seen laughing and encouraging the bullying and assault on the victim. The disoriented victim staggered back to his feet, at which point the girl kicked him in the groin, causing him to fall to the floor again.
Mellinger walked over to the victim, who was still lying on the floor. He then dispersed the group of students, who had gathered around to watch, before walking over to another corner of the gym to continue instructing class while the victim was still face down on the floor.
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