The boys parents had asked for him to be removed from the teacher's room months ago, but the request was refused.
“The principal told us at the time that she was a highly recommended teacher, and they are unwilling to transfer him to a different class,” Anthony Nelson told Fox News.
However, now Riverdale elementary teacher Barb Williams is under investigation for manhandling Ian Nelson in a school hallway.
Surveillance video shows Williams picking the six-year-old up by the shirt, shoulders, and then pressing his head against the wall with her hand under his chin.
Superintendent of schools Eric Hoffman confirmed he has taken action.
“I suspended the teacher ten days without pay,” he began.
“To tell you the truth we haven’t dealt with this much at Riverdale, and first of all, I apologize to the parents. This should not happen to students,” Hoffman concluded.
Ian's family isn't happy with the punishment, saying it's not harsh enough.
Williams has hired an attorney as police in Ohio decide if criminal charges can, or should be filed.