The Black Lives Matter supporter who thought it would be a wise idea to kneel on the neck of a white baby is facing his punishment and a teacher who encouraged the baby’s death is facing some too.
The photo shows 20-year-old Isaiah Jackson kneeling on the neck of the white toddler who is seen crying in the picture, Fox 11 reported.
In the photo another person is holding the crying toddler’s hands behind his back as another person takes the picture.
Patrol units were able to determine the location where the incident took place and made contact with both the mother and the child, as well as the male subject seen kneeling in the image, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said in an update on Facebook Thursday. The relationship between Jackson and the child’s mother is unknown.
Jackson, a parole authority holder from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, was taken into custody and remains incarcerated in the Clark County Jail. He is waiting for the county prosecutor “to provide a determination on the scope and breadth of the felony charges that will be supported by that office for presentation in court,” according to the sheriff’s office.
The child, who has not been identified by authorities, was taken to a local hospital for examination, where he was found to have no injuries related to the incident.
The sheriff’s office said the mother, who also has not been identified, told deputies that “she was unaware of the photo having been taken, or its contents, until she had been informed by other parties while the Sheriff’s Office was enroute to her home to begin the investigation into this incident.” The investigation is ongoing.
In the meantime, an Atlanta area teacher commented on the photo encouraging Jackson to kneel properly on the baby until he killed him, WGCL-TV reported.
“Again! Your [sic] doing it wrong! One knee on the center of the back one one [sic] the neck and lean into it until death! You saw the video! Get it right or stop f***ing around!” teacher Brian Papin commented on the photo on Facebook.
The special education teacher is still employed by DeKalb County School District as the situation and the comment are currently being investigated.
“DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is aware of the disturbing social media post associated with a district teacher,” it said on Facebook.
“We are currently investigating the situation. DCSD is committed to the safety and well-being of our children, and there is no place for racism in our school district,” it said.
As for those involved in the original photograph, the baby is doing fine and the mother has denied knowledge of the photo being taken.
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“The unidentified child was brought to a local hospital and was examined by doctors who found no injuries from the incident.
The unidentified mother told sheriff’s deputies that “she was unaware of the photo having been taken, or its contents, until she had been informed by other parties while the Sheriff’s Office was enroute to her home to begin the investigation into this incident.”
Jackson was out of prison on parole when he kneeled on the baby and the prosecutor said he is now back behind bars waiting for the prosecutor “to provide a determination on the scope and breadth of the felony charges that will be supported by that office for presentation in court.”