School officials investigating after teacher reportedly physically assaulted 6-year-old student

Park Forest Elementary School (Source: WAFB)
Park Forest Elementary School (Source: WAFB)

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A teacher in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System has been placed on administrative leave after reportedly physically assaulting a student.

The school system released information on Friday, March 23, saying they were notified that a teacher at Park Forest Elementary had allegedly physically assaulted a student. A deputy working a detail for the school board was notified around 1 p.m. of the alleged assault. The principal of the school then told the deputy a teacher was reportedly seen abusing a 6-year-old student.

EBRPSS contacted law enforcement, as well as child protective services, and is investigating further. Officials released the following statement Friday afternoon:

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System was notified today that a teacher at Park Forest Elementary allegedly physically assaulted a student.  The student was examined by a school nurse and reportedly sustained an injury. Law enforcement and child protective services were notified and are investigating the incident. The teacher was placed on administrative leave pending the result of the investigation. EBRPSS will continue to cooperate with law enforcement.

The investigation is ongoing.

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