Central Texas high school teacher arrested after striking student several times on campus, district says

Teacher charged with injury to a child

A file image of a classroom. (Pixabay)

A high school teacher in Central Texas was arrested for striking a student several times on campus, according to school district officials.

The Manor Independent School District said the incident happened Tuesday afternoon at Manor High School.

The student, whose gender and age are unknown, was trying to enter a doorway and the teacher told them they couldn’t enter. After the teacher told the student to use another door, the student refused and “pushed past the teacher,” the district said in a statement.

The teacher then struck the student several times before the teacher was arrested by a Manor ISD police officer, according to the district.

The teacher, who has not been identified, was taken to Travis County Jail and charged with injury to a child.

The extent of the student’s injuries is unknown at this time. The statement adds that the incident was reported to the Texas Education Agency and Child Protective Services, and it is under investigation.

The statement reads in part:

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