Melissa Carter Wiki – Melissa Carter Biography
Melissa Carter, A Florida elementary school principal, caught paddling a 6-year-old girl in a viral video secretly filmed by the student’s mother, is now under police investigation, according to TV station Fox 4.
She hit the whimpering child at least three times on the rear with a wooden paddle after a school clerk identified as Cecilia Self held the girl against a table, reported WINK, a CBS affiliate in Fort Meyers. The blows reportedly were intended as punishment for $50 in damage to a computer.
Her age is unclear.
Melissa shoveled the girl in April 2021, according to the episode’s cellphone video and Hendry County Sheriff’s Office. In an e-mail on Monday, May 3rd, Robert J. Egley, deputy head of Hendry County District Schools, said that “the situation is still under investigation” and did not provide any further details.
A 6yo child in FL. was beaten by her school principal, in front of her mother, for damage she allegedly caused to a computer. ⚠️ this video is graphic. It’s infuriating, outrageous & shocking & the principal is now under criminal investigation. https://t.co/M3cIZeTMKa pic.twitter.com/HPAcbYXlXe
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) May 2, 2021
Investigating the matter, the Clewiston Police Department said the investigation is “ongoing”.
Girl’s Mother’s Statement
vThe unidentified Clewiston mother, who said she was summoned to the school to pay for the computer damage, said she secretly turned on her cellphone camera because she didn’t see any surveillance cameras in the office principal and clerk.
“Nobody would have believed me,” the mom told WINK.
“The hatred with which she hit my daughter, I mean it was a hatred that, really I’ve never hit my daughter as she hit her,” the girl’s mom told the TV station in Spanish. “I had never hit her.”
The Clewiston Police Department and the Department of Children and Families are investigating, according to WINK. The state attorney’s office is considering criminal charges against Clark, and the clerk, a lawyer for the family, said.
“The child is terrified. She feels vulnerable,” attorney Brent Probinsky said. “There’s nothing she can do in the hands of these adults, who treated her so brutally, savagely, sadistically.”
Probinsky told CBS News the mom was afraid to intervene because she felt intimidated. The mother said part of her fear was that she is undocumented, the network noted.