Teacher Faces Misdemeanor Child Neglect Charges For Letting Students "Slap It Out"

The Omaha Public School district is recommending that McMillan Magnet Center teacher Patrick Kocsis be terminated.

Kocsis faces misdemeanor child neglect charges. He is accused of letting two boys “slap it out” to resolve their differences.

The 39-year-old teacher has been removed from the school pending an investigation into the case.

If the school board approves the administration’s recommendation, Kocsis could lose his job when the board meets on Sept. 7.

Police said the incident was caught on school surveillance. Both the students were also punished.

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