Benton County teacher arrested on battery charge
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - A teacher at a northwest Arkansas charter school has been arrested on suspicion of battery after she was accused of hitting a seventh-grade student.
The Benton County School of the Arts placed Pamela Nelson on administrative leave this week after her arrest. Authorities claim that Nelson slapped a male student on the back.
Nelson is in her first year of teaching middle school choir at the charter school.
She denies all allegations and tells Fayetteville television station KHOG (http://is.gd/hx1NV4 ) that she would never strike a student.
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