The Shawnee Mission School District fired Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School teacher Crystal Smith last month following an investigation into the reported battery of a child.
Surveillance video from inside the school’s library on Feb. 21 shows Smith kicking a 5-year-old student. The student’s family is now pursuing a civil action in the matter, and the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing criminal charges in the case.
The board of education approved Smith’s termination as a teacher on March 5 as part of its consent agenda. It was Smith’s first year as a teacher with Shawnee Mission.