A Stockton physical education teacher was charged with a misdemeanor and put on leave after he tried to drag a 14-year-old girl across the concrete and into the high school's pool.
Denny Peterson, a teacher at Edison High School in Stockton, was charged this week with a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a child, the Stockton Record reported Friday.
Peterson was filmed with a cellphone by another student while he dragged Sandra Garcia toward the pool in August.
Peterson, a 10-year employee of the school, has no history of complaints with the district, the Associated Press reported. He could lose his job if convicted of the charge.
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Fox40 has the video of the incident and an interview with the girl.