A Kansas lawmaker accused of kicking a teen in the testicles while substitute teaching will avoid jail time in the bizarre incident – angering relatives of at least one student who was in the class.
Republican Rep. Mark Samsel — who was caught on camera talking about suicide, sex, God and the Bible during an art class at Wellsville High School on April 28 — pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges of disorderly conduct and was placed on probation for a year. He also received a 90-day suspended jail sentence, the Kansas City Star reported.
The lack of jail time for the former high school substitute — who must also write letters of apologies to two teen victims — incensed the aunt of another student in the classroom that day, according to the newspaper.
“I don’t think that’s enough,” Mary Woods told the Star of Samsel’s punishment. “He laid his hands on a kid … He traumatized