School janitor fired for paying 4th-graders $1 to beat up classmate

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A school janitor in Michigan was fired after she was caught trying to hire a couple of 4th-graders for $1 total to beat up a 9-year-old boy who spoke disrespectfully to her.

Other students and a teacher at Campus Elementary in Grand Rapids overheard the janitor’s offer and told the principal, who fired the employee that day, the New York Daily News reported.

“There are no words to describe it,” said district spokesman John Helmholdt. “This is one of those things that make you scratch your head and wonder how any individual could think this was a good idea.”

According to the boy’s mother, the janitor’s request was able to come to fruition before it could be stopped.

“To think that there’s an adult that can be so like twisted to sit there and watch a little boy — a little 9-year-old boy — get beat up and get enjoyment out of it,” she told WOOD-TV8.

However, Mr. Helmholdt said the district is positive the attack was never carried out and the custodian “was fired on the spot,” the Daily News reported. She could face criminal charges.

The boy’s mother said she’s considering a lawsuit against Campus Elementary and is worried for her family’s safety.

“I don’t know what kind of woman I’m dealing with,” the mother said. “It’s a little sick and twisted to me, to get enjoyment out of making a group of kids beat up a little kid you don’t like.”

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