Keystone Elementary teacher accused of hitting student

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A teacher in North Memphis is accused of hitting a student.

Students told WREG the Keystone Elementary teacher may have used a ruler and hit the student on the hand.

“I’ve heard of good things at Keystone, but never anything like that,” parent Shay Wilkins said. “They should just leave that up to the parent if a child is being disobedient. I don’t think a teacher should touch a child.”

Shelby County Schools gave WREG the following statement:

“Any reports involving the safety of our students are taken very seriously. The teacher involved in these allegations has been suspended with pay while the matter is investigated.”

“I feel like they should have made us aware of what was going on,” Wilkins said.

Wilkins and other parents we talked to said the school is keeping them in the dark, and the front office won’t even tell them who the teacher is.

“I’m scared for my nephews to go there,” said Blair Newborn.

Parents hope the district figures out what happened soon.

“I don’t think she should be teaching if she’s going to be abusive to children. That goes against some type of rule or policy I’m pretty sure,” said Wilkins.

WREG is told a police report has yet to be filed.

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