The Kansas City Star reports:
Kansas state Rep. Mark Samsel was arrested on charges of misdemeanor battery on Thursday after getting into a physical altercation with a student while substitute teaching in Wellsville.
On Wednesday, Samsel, R-Wellsville, was substitute teaching at the Wellsville school district’s secondary school. Throughout the day, high school students began recording videos of the lawmaker talking about suicide, sex, masturbation, God and the Bible.
In one video shared with The Star, Samsel tells students about “a sophomore who’s tried killing himself three times,” adding that it was because “he has two parents and they’re both females.”
The Daily Beast reports:
Samsel doesn’t seem to have any regrets. The newspaper says that after he posted $1,000 bail, he took to Snapchat to say “it was all planned.” But it appears many students and parents were horrified by Samsel’s Wednesday tirade.
Videos show Samsel got into an argument with one particular student. “You were not following—not my rules—God’s rules right now,” he reportedly told the student. “You better take a Bible.”
He allegedly got physical with the child, pushing him and grabbing him from behind. “Class, you have permission to kick him in the balls,” the second-term lawmaker, an attorney, is heard saying.
There’s MUCH more at the first link.
Kansas Rep. Mark Samsel charged with battery after physical altercation with student https://t.co/EVY4cXgeQj
— The Kansas City Star (@KCStar) April 30, 2021
“Did it hurt?” State Rep. Mark Samsel asked the student after allegedly kneeing him in the crotch https://t.co/gz46KHDFjy
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) May 1, 2021