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North Carolina teacher accused of assault on a child

Some in North Carolina would argue that teachers are held to a higher standard when it comes to their relationships with children. Perhaps this is somewhat expected due to the nature of their profession, but those who teach could be at a disadvantage if someone accused them of abuse of a child. Because of the higher standard, officials could be quicker to make an arrest, regardless of the evidence for or against that person. Unfortunately, one teacher has now found herself facing criminal charges because of allegations regarding two children, including child abuse and assault on a child.

The woman began working as a math teacher at a North Carolina high school in Aug. 2015. She has recently been arrested for allegedly striking a 5-year-old child with a belt and kicking a second child, a 7-year-old, into a wall. While police have said that the woman did not come into contact with the alleged victims as a part of her teaching duties, they have not released information regarding her relationship to them.

In fact, police have issued little information about the alleged incident. Since her arrest in early February, the school system has placed her on paid leave as officials await the results of an investigation. She faces charges of misdemeanor child abuse and assault of a child under the age of 12.

Children are prone to acquire bruises as they go about their day, and their presence alone is not an indication of abuse. Because the woman in the case is a teacher, people may be quicker to assume guilt, regardless of the lack of evidence against her. Unfortunately, even accusations of child abuse and assault can be damaging to a career. As a result, this woman may choose to seek the help of a defense attorney. Having an experienced attorney on her side could make her better prepared to make important decisions about her case.

Source: myfox8.com, "North Carolina teacher accused of kicking, beating children", Feb. 5, 2016

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