Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Former teacher's assistant charged with assault for slapping special needs child | The Jackson Sun | jacksonsun.com

Former teacher's assistant charged with assault for slapping special needs child | The Jackson Sun | jacksonsun.com

Jackson police have charged a former teacher's assistant with simple assault for slapping a special needs child, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department. Alvin Wilson, 53, of Humboldt, surrendered at the Jackson Police Department around 5 a.m. today. He was arraigned at 8 a.m. in Jackson City Court and bond was set at $1,000. Wilson was released on bond from the Madison County Jail around 9:25 a.m. Wilson's next court date is 1:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Jackson City Court. On Oct. 7, Jackson police was contacted by the Tennessee Department of Children's Services about the allegation. A joint investigation by police and DCS determined that on Sept. 26, Wilson was a teacher's assistant at Isaac Lane Technology Magnet Elementary School. During discipline, Wilson slapped an 8-year-old special needs boy on the face. The Jackson-Madison County School System conducted an investigation. As a result of the foregoing incident, Wilson was terminated.

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