Kennedy Middle School Teacher Arrested For Battering Student Who Wanted To Use Restroom

Dawn Marie Krell

ROCKLEDGE, Florida – Dawn Marie Krell, a teacher at John F. Kennedy Middle School, was arrested on Thursday after allegedly battering a student who wanted to use the restroom.

According to the police report, the dean of Kennedy Middle School was notified of a disruptive student in Krell’s classroom around 3 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017.

When the dean and principal approached the classroom, they saw the student standing outside the classroom door. The door was open and students were inside the classroom.

When the dean asked what was going on, the student said that he asked to use the restroom but was denied several times by Ms. Krell.

The student said it was an emergency but Krell told the student to go outside the classroom.

The student said that Krell then followed him as he walked out of the classroom, placed both of her hands on each of the student’s shoulders, and forcefully shoved the student up against a wall while saying that the student was disrupting her classroom.

The student said that he told Krell that he was not being disruptive, but that he just had to use the restroom. The student then managed to push himself away from Krell.