A Canton McKinley High School teacher is on paid leave after a video appears to show him slamming a student to the ground.

Ken Weatherbee was placed on paid administrative leave Dec. 5. The alleged incident occurred Dec. 4, according to a school district spokesperson.

The district issued the following statement on Wednesday:

"The teacher’s behavior on this video is disturbing and unprofessional and is not in accordance with the standards of our district and the teaching profession. The teacher is entitled to and will receive due process. However, the district will exercise all of its legal authority to ensure that he faces the most severe discipline possible."