Teacher cleared after allegations of attacking a student

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HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn.–A teacher at East Side Elementary will not be charged according to Brownsville Police, Wednesday, after allegations of her attacking a student. The investigation spanned about two weeks. The mother of the student, Tamaera Edwards reported to the school and police that her 11-year-old son, Cassidy Thomas came home after school and said his teacher attacked him. Video footage was taken by officers and reviewed. “At this point there is insufficient evidence to proceed with any criminal charges,” said District Attorney Garry Brown. Brown said officers reviewed surveillance video from the hall where the encounter happened, but found nothing illegal. Edwards said she has seen the video and said it shows the woman grab Cassidy by the collar and pull him. Brown said the criminal case is closed. “I don’t know what action if any the school plans to take if any the school plans to take as far as disciplinary actions are concerned,” said Brown. Haywood County School officials released a statement that stated in part, which reads, “The school employee did act in a manner which maybe considered unprofessional. Proper consequences have been issued.” They did not elaborate on her punishment. Edwards said she is talking with attorneys to determine her next step.

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