A Georgia teacher accused of hitting a scholar in the encounter with a computer system charger has been arrested and positioned on go away, authorities say.
Cassandra Barlow was charged with battery and simple assault immediately after authorities say she swung the wire at a pupil, skipped and ended up placing an additional student at the commencing of course Wednesday, Feb. 16, according to the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office environment.
Barlow is an eighth grade math and science instructor at Kennedy Road Middle Faculty in Griffin, the school’s web page reveals.
Deputies were termed to the school Feb. 16 on a report that a pupil experienced been hit by a teacher, authorities said in a information launch. The incident was reportedly captured on classroom movie, which university officials delivered to deputies.
The video clip showed the instructor and pupils arriving to course and acquiring another college student seated driving the teacher’s desk in her chair, in accordance to Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix. That’s when the teacher grabbed the charger from her desk, “swung the plug-in end of the charger at the college student sitting in the chair, skipped him (and) struck another student in the brow,” creating him to fall to the ground.
“As that scholar is laying on the ground, the teacher is noticed swinging the cable 2 extra moments at the college student sitting down in the chair as he covers up to hold from getting strike,” Dix mentioned.
The university student who was hit experienced a smaller slice and had swelling on his brow, deputies claimed.
Deputies claimed Barlow voluntarily went to the sheriff’s business Wednesday to focus on what transpired and was “fully cooperative” with the investigation. Authorities consulted with the district attorney’s business office, which manufactured the determination to charge Barlow with battery and straightforward assault, the launch mentioned.
She appeared prior to a choose Thursday, Feb. 17, who established her bond. Barlow’s name wasn’t detailed in the Spalding County Jail data as of Friday, Feb. 18.
A spokesperson for Griffin-Spalding County Universities reported Barlow will continue being on go away pending investigations by the sheriff’s office and university district.
Spalding County is about 40 miles south of downtown Atlanta.
This story was initially published February 18, 2022 10:41 AM.