Bulloch Local News

VIDEO: Bulloch Schools Release Video of Incident of Administrator, 7-Year-Old at Mattie Lively Elementary

TGV News has obtained a copy of the surveillance footage of the incident involving an administrator at Mattie Lively Elementary School and a 7-year-old student which resulted in an arrest of the administrator for Simple Battery.

TheGeorgiaVirtue.com broke the story Tuesday that Patrick Morse Hill, 53, was arrested on Simple Battery charges on November 28. Hill’s warrants, signed by Captain Jared Akins of the Statesboro Police Department, were filed in Bulloch County State Court on December 5, 2022.

The warrant for Hill’s arrest states that, on November 14, 2022, Hill caused physical harm to a seven-year-old by “throwing him down on a bench causing a small abrasion to the knuckle area.” The school system reported to TGV News that the incident occurred while Hill was attempting to discipline the student.

The Video

The video footage was obtained by TGV News under the Georgia Open Records Act and has been published in its entirety as it was provided to TGV News. Any redactions, blurred faces, or other edits were made by the Bulloch County School System.

There are two video angles.

Bulloch Schools Release Video of Admin “Throwing Student onto Bench” at Mattie Lively Elementary 1

TGV News has obtained a copy of the surveillance footage of the incident involving an administrator at Mattie Lively Elementary School and a 7-year-old student which resulted in an arrest of the administrator for Simple Battery. TheGeorgiaVirtue.com broke the story Tuesday that Patrick Morse Hill, 53, was arrested on Simple Battery charges on November 28.

Hill is no longer working at Mattie Lively Elementary School and while Superintendent Charles Wilson has sought termination and non-renewal of Hill’s contract, the file decision will be made by the Board of Education following a disciplinary hearing.

As previously report by TGV News: [warrant & other details, including a statement from Bulloch County Schools]

Mattie Lively Administrator Arrested for Simple Battery on 7-Year-Old
Jessica Szilagyi

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Jessica Szilagyi is Publisher of TGV News She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement and corrections She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and a commentator on the 'Let Me Tell You Why You're Wrong Podcast.' Sign up for her weekly newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gzYAZT

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