When Diane John got a call from her son’s school saying he’d gotten into a fight with a teacher, she thought the boy was lying when he insisted he’d done nothing wrong.
Then she got a call from the Daily News.
“Oh my god!” she gasped when The News first showed her a shocking video revealing what really happened to 15-year-old Kristoff John during the March 6 incident at school. “No! No! No!”
The exclusive video obtained by the paper shows the scrawny freshman taking a severe beating from a much larger teacher at the George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School in Brooklyn.
The video shows shop teacher and security dean Stephan Hudson grabbing the boy by his arm, throwing him to the ground and bashing him twice against a table.
At the end of the fight, the boy is apprehended by school cops.
“They lied to me!” the betrayed mom said tearfully when The News showed her the clip for the first time. “No one wants to see their son taken advantage of and beaten like this.”
The school had told her that her son had been the aggressor in a “little incident” with a teacher, she said.
She was told that the school was being generous by not punishing the boy.
Now, she said, she’s furious — and wants answers.
Kristoff said the attack left his back so sore that he couldn’t walk properly for several days.
“I was fearing for my life,” he said. “I was surprised he hit me. I didn’t have time to think.”
The school’s principal, Janine Kieran, also did not respond to several requests for comment.
An Education Department spokeswoman said Hudson, who has been working in city schools since 1990 and makes $95,202, was disciplined over the incident but declined to elaborate.
According to Kristoff, the scuffle began on a morning when he was running late for class. When he swiped his security card at the school entrance, it didn’t work and he tried to push through.
By Ben Chapman / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS