Wichita School District, teachers union investigating undercover video of union leader
Wichita school district and teachers union officials say they are investigating a hidden-camera video in which a local union president says he threatened a student with physical violence.
The video, published online Tuesday by Project Veritas – a controversial, conservative-leaning organization – appears to feature footage of Steve Wentz, president of United Teachers of Wichita, at a hotel bar during a conference in Orlando, Fla., in June 2015.
In it, Wentz describes an episode with a former student in which he asked the student to stay after class.
“I go over, shut the door, lock it, pull the shades down … and I go, ‘Do you really want to kick my ass? Do you really think I’m a (expletive)?” Wentz says in the video. “Son, go for it – and I’ll give you the first shot.”