A Stockton physical education teacher recorded on cell phone video dragging a high school student toward a school swimming pool was sentenced Thursday.
Denny Peterson was sentenced to 10 days in jail, three years of probation and one year in child abuse treatment program after pleading guilty to battery in May.
San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Elton Grau said the program was the key element to Peterson's sentence.
"In my career, people get worse and worse, if they don't treated well," Grau explained. "I thought the crux is anger management -- he can't control his emotions and feelings --and a child abuse treatment program would be more appropriate."