Sheffield Elementary School teacher accused of punching 5-year-old girl

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County Schools and Memphis police are investigating allegations that a Sheffield Elementary School teacher punched a 5-year-old student.

MPD said it received the complaint Tuesday, but the event reportedly happened a week ago.

SCS said in a statement, “The District is investigating these allegations, and the teacher has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.”

“I have not heard the news, but I think that’s kind of outrageous,” said Kamie Crain, a new parent of Sheffield.

Crain said she plans to follow up with her children’s teachers to be sure her children are safe.

The teacher has been suspended. MPD is still investigating and has not made any arrests.

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