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 investigation is ongoing.