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Police: Father punched son, pushed principal at Youngstown school

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A Youngstown man is facing charges after police say he punched his 6-year-old son and pushed a principal at Kirkmere Elementary School. 

On Tuesday afternoon, 38-year-old Bobby Kelly, III, was called to the school to pick up his child for misbehaving.

When Kelly arrived, the principal said Kelly punched his child so hard in the chest that it caused the 6 year old to fall backward and slide across the floor, according to a police report.

The principal said she helped the child up and held onto him in an attempt to "shield him from Kelly."  

The principal said she told Kelly to stop and that they were in front of children. She says that's when Kelly pushed her, almost causing her to fall, according to the report. 

She said Kelly then pushed the child down to the floor.

The principal said Kelly told her, "You can't tell me how to f-ing discipline my son," and "every time you call me, this will happen," according to the report.

Kelly left with his son before police arrived. 

Officers reviewed security footage and talked to another staff member who witnessed the incident. 

The report states that Kelly later said he was angry and that he apologized to the teacher.

Several administrators also told police that this was not the first time that Kelly had allegedly assaulted his son in the school. 

Youngstown City Schools Spokesperson Denise Dick says the principal was looking out for the benefit of the child. 

Kelly is charged with domestic violence, assault and inducing panic.

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