Ada gym teacher arrested for allegedly abusing three children

By: Jessica Wilder Email
By: Jessica Wilder Email

ADA, OK-- Three children were playing at the Boys and Girls Club of Ada on July 31st, when their gym teacher allegedly attacked them.

"One of the children had an abrasion over his right eye and a cut eyelid and also some red marks and abrasions on his back," said detective Destry Musgrove with the Ada Police Department, "The other children had some cuts and marks on their forehead."

33-year-old Amanda Bristow, a ten year employee of the Ada Early Childhood Development Center and an employee of the Boys and Girls club for two years, reportedly told the fellow staffers that she grew frustrated when a 9-year-old in her class tried to knock a large ball out of her hand.

According to an affidavit, she took that same ball and threw it at him and two other children until they all were visibly injured .

"Yah the ball is an 18 inch ball. Its got a rubber bladder and is about a half pound in weight," Musgrove describes.

After a one month investigation, Ada police arrested Bristow at the childhood center last Friday. She has since paid her bail and returned back to work for the Ada public school system.

The assistant superintendent released a statement saying, "Ms. Bristow is not in the classroom or working with students at the current time. As this is a personnel matter, I am not at liberty to disclose any additional information."

No formal charges have been filed yet and Bristow does not have any court dates set. The district attorney says that is the next step in this case.


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