Crime Education

Camelot teachers charged with battery

November 10, 2011

WEAR TV 3 reports that four moms in Escambia County say their children were abused by their teachers at Camelot Academy, the alternative school run by a private company hired by Superintendent Malcolm Thomas last year.

Two teachers, Jamal Tillery and Henry Calhoun, have been charged with misdemeanor battery after a student said they hit punched him for not turning over a cell phone.

There are other mothers who say their kids have been hurt here too, according to the report.

See segment.

Superintendent Thomas was eager to close down A.A. Dixon Charter School, but has said little publicly about this problem, which may beyond this one incident.

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  • Jeff November 15, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    I actually had the a fore name teacher Jamal Tillery used against me as a physical intimidation method when I went up to the school.

  • Jeff November 15, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    My daughter went to the same school and I had this problem with the same teachers last year throwing other children in a closet and beating up my daughter for not relinquishing a cell phone. The schools position is that a cell phone is a weapon (BS). I had to take my child to the ER at Sacred Heart. I contacted the School Board, WEAR TV 3, Pensacola News Journal, Child Abuse Hotline, Attorneys, etc. No one would pay me no attention or help me now that it has happened to another child now they want to start publicizing other parents ordeals. I tried warning them over a year ago and no one would listen.