The event, acknowledged in the testimony this week before state lawmakers, was confirmed by two elementary school teachers in Monticello, who described an exercise where teachers were asked by local law enforcement to kneel down against a classroom wall before being sprayed across their backs with plastic pellets without warning.
Monticello is about 90 miles north of Indianapolis.
“They told us, ‘This is what happens if you just cower and do nothing,’” said one of the two teachers, both of whom asked IndyStar not to be identified out of concern for their jobs. “They shot all of us across our backs. I was hit four times.
“It hurt so bad.”