A Kansas politician who works as a substitute teacher was charged with assault charges for assaulting a student at school.
Kansas State Republican MP Mark Samsel was arrested Thursday in Wellsville, Kansas after allegations surfaced that he “laid hands” on a male student and made him loud The Kansas City star. Footage that appears to have been taken after the argument shows the student on the floor while Samsel stands over him and asks, “Did it hurt?”
The 36-year-old played in a public school where he also spread religious tirades about suicide, masturbation, homosexuality and more. In addition to a misdemeanor, he was banned from teaching in the Wellsville School District.
After he was released on $ 1,000 bail, he went to Snapchat, where he allegedly said the incident was “all planned”. He continued, â€œEvery little bit of it. That’s true. The kids and I planned all of this to send ONE MESSAGE about arts, mental health, teenage suicide, how we treat our educators and each other. To whom? Parents. And grandparents. And all of Wellsville. “
Students shared recordings of Samsel’s swear words and outrageous comments with the City star, which made comments about a student attempting suicide because his foster parents are lesbian: â€œHe is a foster child. His life alternatives were not to have parents or foster parents who are gay, â€said Samsel. â€œHow do you think I will feel if he commits suicide? Dreadful.”
Comments on masturbation were also recorded: â€œWho likes to make babies?â€ He asked in a video. â€œThat feels good, doesn’t it? Witnesses. … you haven’t masturbated? Don’t answer this question … God already knows. “
The school district is investigating the incident. Kansas State Rep. And House Speaker Ron Ryckman made a statement saying, “We are not yet aware of the details and are in the process of gathering as much information as possible.”