Elementary school teacher chokes 9-year-old students with jump rope

By Mason White 4:56 PM October 25, 2017
Peter Samhammer
Peter Samhammer
By: Tanya Clark  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) An elementary school teacher is in serious trouble after using a jump rope to discipline several young students, according to police in California.

Fresno County Sheriff’s detectives said that they have arrested 64-year-old Peter Samhammer of Clovis.

Samhammer has been booked into the Fresno County Jail on four felony counts of child abuse.

His bail was set at $100,000.

Samhammer posted bond Friday night and was released from jail.

On Thursday afternoon, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office received a report that students had suffered injuries during physical education class at the Herndon Barstow Elementary.

Deputies responded to the school to investigate.

Police learned that teacher Peter Samhammer had used a jump rope to discipline several children while holding class out on the playground.

Samhammer placed the jump rope around their necks and tightened it briefly before letting go.

The rope left red marks on the kids’ neck and shoulder areas.

The victims were between 9 and 11-years-old.

The Central Unified School District has released the following statement: “Mr. Samhammer is on official administrative leave. Student safety is a top priority for the district and as such, we are fully cooperating with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office and will continue to do so throughout the course of its investigation.”