It was back in November of 2013, that 14-year old KeAir Swift died after drowning during a swim class at East Detroit High School.
The teacher on watch at the time, Jonathan Sails, who had been put in charge of the class after the previous instructor’s certification expired has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
On Thursday, it was revealed by WDIV that he did not have the proper certification to be a swim instructor and a judge decided that he will go to trial.
During Thursday’s preliminary hearing, Darrel Fore, 15, was a fellow student of Swift’s described what happened in the last moments of Swift’s life. WDIV reported that KeAir’s family sat crying in the front row as the teen went on to say Sails thought the boys were kidding when they told him Swift was drowning. Sails went into the locker room, came back out a minute or two later and decided to try to save Swift.
The other teacher in the pool area at the time was James Reed. He had just been hired days before to take over the gym class was reportedly not in the pool at the time Swift drowned. However, Sails’ attorney believes Reed is the one who should have been charged.
While Reed faces no charges at this time, WDIV reports that Lakesha Swift thinks the other teacher who was in the class that day should face charges, too.
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