Jimtown high school teacher caught on video slapping student decides to retire after 40 YEARS

Mike Hosinski voluntarily applied for retirement after 40 years of dedicated service, owing to protest by parents and board members


                            Jimtown high school teacher caught on video slapping student decides to retire after 40 YEARS
The teacher was seen slapping the student across his face (Credits : YouTube)
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A high school teacher from Elkhart, Indiana was barred from entering the campus after he was caught on a school surveillance camera slapping a student across the face. The teacher, identified as Mike Hosinski, voluntarily applied for retirement after 40 years of dedicated service, owing to protest by parents and board members.

On Monday, the Baugo community schools accepted the longtime social studies teacher's retirement after facing heat from the victim's parents. Holsinski was allowed to collect his pension and the decision was reportedly applauded by dozens of parents who defended the teacher's reputation but did not condone his behavior. The incident was caught on a surveillance camera in the school corridors where the teacher was found slapping the kid.

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The incident took place on Monday, February 25, where Hosinski, 40, was seen assaulting a student in the hallway of Jimtown high school. He confronted the student about a hoodie he wore to class and words were exchanged. Hosinski then slapped the student, causing his head to slam into the wall behind him. Moments later, the student stumbled down onto the floor and incurred clear wounds on his forehead. "The slap caused the student’s head to strike the wall; the student suffered visible injuries," the school authorities said in a press release on Friday.

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Jimtown school administrators said they promptly reported the incident to the Indiana Department of Child Services and the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office, both of which immediately started investigations into the matter. On Friday, the press release stated that Hosinski was "no longer employed by Baugo community schools and is not permitted on school grounds." The note led many to believe that Hosinski had been fired, sparking backlash in the community.  But in a subsequent statement, superintendent Byron Sanders shared that Hosinski had "submitted a request that his retirement be effective immediately." 

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The victim's father reportedly barged into the school campus in extreme anger and said, "A grown, 280-pound man smacked my son in the face!" However, the irony of the situation is that Hosinski was considered as one of the most disciplined teachers who was honored with 'The Best Teacher Of The Year' award in 2020. Hosinski was recently in the news after a group of parents complained against him for making political statements in class.

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"Hillary and Obama are criminals, President Donald Trump is great, and Democrats are liars," he openly announced to his students creating an uproar.