FRESNO (KPIX) – A high school science teacher in Visalia was arrested for forcibly cutting a student’s hair while singing the Star-Spangled Banner.
Police said Margaret Gienszinger is facing several charges after video surfaced Wednesday showing the 52-year-old cutting the student’s hair.READ MORE: 3 Teens Accused Of Killing Man, Stealing His Dog & Car In San Francisco On New Year's Eve
Attorney Mark Vogt is representing the student and says his client was terrified.READ MORE: Victim in Fatal East Oakland Hit-and-Run Identified
“He couldn’t believe what was happening. He frankly didn’t know what to do, and he thought to himself, me or anybody else, she’s coming for someone else,” he said. “In the video, of course, we see that later, but he was absolutely terrified.”
Gienszinger walked out of jail Friday, two days after she was arrested.MORE NEWS: Homeless Parolee Arrested in Petaluma Beauty Supply Store Armed Robbery
School officials say she will not be returning to her classroom.