School employee lifts student off ground by neck
A Woodland Hills School District employee is facing charges after police said he picked up a student by the neck twice and carried him down a hall.
Joseph Golden III, 50, appeared in court Thursday after Allegheny County Police filed the charges May 9. Golden worked as a behavior specialist at the Rankin Promise School, which is an alternative education program for students with academic and behavior issues.
Surveillance video of the April incident is the central piece of evidence in the case. Cameras inside the school captured video of Golden lifting a 13-year-old boy by grabbing him in the neck and shoulder areas two times.
After Thursday’s hearing, Golden’s lawyer said his client was only doing his job.Source: Live Leak Video