Baltimore school tutor charged with child abuse in Trayvon Grayson beating

By Tom McKay, .Mic

Authorities have charged a Baltimore school tutor with multiple counts of felony child abuse after allegedly breaking 7-year-old Trayvon Grayson’s jaw and knocking out several of his teeth, CNN reported Wednesday.

Baltimore school officials released a statement, according to WBFF, saying they “are working with BCP to cooperate fully in the police investigation of the incident and will take any action warranted once the investigation is complete.”

According to research from the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, black and Latino students are disproportionately more likely to face severe discipline at school, with bias the likely culprit.

“Racialized disproportionality in the administration of school discipline is now a national crisis,” the institute wrote. “In January of 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights issued a national ‘guidance’ to assist public elementary and secondary schools in meeting their obligations under Federal law to administer student discipline without discriminating on the basis of race, color or national origin.”

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The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity was established in 2003 as a center for interdisciplinary research at The Ohio State University. The Kirwan Institute works to create a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have opportunity to succeed.