Former BISD instructor charged with injury to a child turns himself in to authorities

A former Beaumont Independent School District instructor is out of jail on a $25,000 bond.

A Jefferson County grand jury indicted 24-year-old Michael Fisher Thursday on a charged of injury to a child.

An arrest warrant was issued Friday. 

Fisher is accused of punching and knocking out seventh grader Reginald Wells on November 8 at Willie Ray Smith Middle School.

Reginald's mother, Adrianne Wells, said a teacher witnessed the attack and that Fisher was escorted off campus and fired.

Wells first heard of the arrest warrant from 12News on Saturday. 

"I was surprised, happy, you know I just want justice to be served, and I just couldn't understand why it was taking so long," Wells told 12News in an exclusive interview Saturday.

Mrs. Wells filed charges with BISD police.  She also transferred her son, who is now 13, to Odom Academy.

"A lot of kids were saying that he got the cool teacher fired, and I just didn't want to put him back in that situation," she said.

The incident was captured on school surveillance video.

Fisher turned himself in to authorities Monday night.  

Just before Fisher surrendered, Jefferson County Deputy Rod Carroll had told 12News that Fisher was considered a fugitive, because he had yet to turn himself in and authorities did not know his whereabouts.

Shortly after being booked in, Fisher was released after posting a $25,000 bond.


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