The mother of a student at Detroit Lakes High School is considering legal action after a cell phone captured video of a teacher shoving her 14-year-old son on school grounds. The video does not show what prompted the teacher to shove freshman Nicademus Pederson, who just entered the Detroit Lakes school system at the start of the school year, but the Detroit Lakes Public Schools sent a statement that the teacher was attempting to break up a fight. Pederson denies any involvement in the altercation, and his mother Sara Pederson is furious.
The mother told Valley News Live that “you’re not allowed as a parent to put your hands on a child like that and a school shouldn’t be allowed to do that.” She said she is most upset with the district for not de-escalating the situation as opposed to grabbing her son forcibly.
Detroit Lakes Superintendent Doug Froke said the incident is under investigation.