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Another victim of Gould Teacher comes forward

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Seth Kolodny was suspended for 2 months without pay for allegedly slapping and kicking a student. Seth Kolodny was suspended for 2 months without pay for allegedly slapping and kicking a student.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Another parent is coming forward with claims that Seth Kolodny inappropriately touched her child.

The child's guardian said after the incident, she pulled the child from the school district and moved out of the county.

Paula Stewart said there are several questionable situations that happened while her grandson was in Kolodny's class.

The first grader was found wandering the school alone playing in a sink. Later he came home in another childs clothing. T

he final straw came when Stewart says her grandson came home with bruises.

Stewart was left in shock after seeing Kolodny's face on our newscast.

"They have been protecting this man for a long time," said Stewart. "He does no wrong. Apparently they are still doing it."

It was nearly four years ago when Stewart said her grandson Derrick was pinched on the shoulder by Kolodny, also known as Mr. K.

"Derrick said 'Mr. K pinches me, he hurts me' and the kid had bruises from where he was being grabbed," said Stewart.

Stewart said she tried to report him to the school district but nothing was ever done, so she left the county.

"To this day, I never heard from the Board of Education. Apparently they did call the Principal. The Principal called me and said if I didn't like the way he was running his school, I could drive my kid back and forth to a different school."

Stewart said her other grandson had trouble with Kolodny, as well.

"Justin had Mr. K two years prior to Derrick. Justin said 'he used to do that to me too' and Beth (Justin's mother) turned around and said 'why didn't you tell anybody'. He said because Mr. K says, "You don't tell on people, it's bad."

Stewart is appalled with the district's decision to put Kolodny on leave.

"I think it's nonsense. I think they are hiding it, because according to what he saw online they are going to transfer him to a different school. If you are going to transfer him to a different school, put him in high school. If he touches a child there, they will touch him back. Don't put him with these babies that can't defend themselves or being told to not say anything."

Derrick Stewart is now an honor roll student in Jesup.

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