KANSAS – According to the statement, State Rep. Samsel was booked for misdemeanor battery involving a student.
Students began recording his behavior on Wednesday while he was working as a substitute teacher in Wellsville.
In the recordings of the incident, he is heard talking to Wellsville High School students about suicide, religion, sex and masturbation.
After being released on a bond, Samsel is alleging the interaction was all planned.
“The kids and I planned ALL this to SEND A MESSAGE about art, mental health, teenage suicide, how we treat our educators and one another. To who? Parents. And grandparents. And all of Wellsville.”