Report: Duval County teacher suspended after filming fights in classroom

Report finds teacher also pushed kindergarten student of class

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Duval County School officials said a teacher at John E. Ford Montessori has been suspended without pay after she filmed a child beating other children and did nothing to try to stop it.

The Duval County schools investigative report found that Rita Baci, 65, also pushed a kindergarten student out of her class and left him unattended.

Officials said the investigation also found that on three occasions, Baci used her cellphone video camera to record a boy beating on other students.

The investigator found that Baci had shown the tapes to other students and a vice principal before a meeting with the child's parents.

Officials say Baci violated the district's code of ethics and professional conduct by failing to make a reasonable effort to protect students from harm.