A teacher at a Central Texas high school has been arrested for allegedly striking a student, according to school authorities.
The Manor Independent School District said the teacher, who has not been identified, was seen through a window physically hitting a student on Wednesday morning at Manor High School, near Austin.
Students who witnessed the alleged assault alerted the high school administration, who alerted the district police.
“Once we ensured our scholars’ safety, Manor ISD PD conducted an on-site preliminary investigation,” Dr. Andre D. Spencer, the superintendent of the district, said in a statement.
The teacher was later arrested and booked into the Travis County Jail. Their name was not immediately released, and this story will be updated once that information becomes available.
Spencer said Manor High School and Manor ISD police reported the incident to outside entities for investigation. He called it an isolated incident.
Here’s a portion of his statement:
No further details about the incident were released by Manor ISD.