A paraprofessional at Deltona Middle School has been suspended for allegedly trying to force a student to eat pizza.
According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the Volusia County School Board suspended Daniel Marquis for three days without pay Friday.
A school district investigative report says Marquis held the pizza to the student’s mouth and continued trying to force him to eat it. The report goes on to say another staff member stepped in, and Marquis told the student he “was spoiled and his mother does not make him try any food."
According to the report, Marquis then yelled at another worker in front of the students.
Marquis, 60, says he politely asked the student to try the pizza, and stopped offering it when the student refused.News by SoulRiser on November 8, 2009 @ 2:22 PM