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Overton students says teacher threw pencil at him

From Staff Reports
Feb. 1, 2012 at 8:38 a.m.


An Overton ninth-grade math teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave after a freshman student said the teacher threw a mechanical pencil at him.

Overton Police Department Cpt. Clayton Taylor said a 15-year-old and his parents went to the police station Wednesday to file assault charges against the teacher.

Taylor said the student, who has Tourette syndrome, told police that the teacher threw a mechanical pencil at him Monday afternoon. Clayton said the pencil left a cut on his lip.

Overton ISD Superintendent Alan Umholtz said the ninth-grade teacher, whose name will not be released, was placed on paid administrative leave today pending the outcome of the investigation.

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