Salinas Teacher May Face Arrest for Allegedly Slapping 8-Year-Old in Class

Monterey County DA is considering filing charges, police said.

By Bay City News

The Monterey County District Attorney's Office is considering filing charges against an elementary teacher who allegedly slapped an 8-year-old child during a class on Monday, Salinas police said today.

Police were notified at 9:20 a.m. on Monday that a teacher slapped the student while a morning class was in session at Alisal Community School, according to police Cmdr. Henry Gomez.

Officers submitted a case in favor of a warrant for the teacher's arrest to the District Attorney's office, Gomez said.

John Ramirez, superintendent of the Alisal Union School District, which oversees the K-6 Alisal school in Salinas, declined comment except that "we have a teacher on paid administrative leave pending an investigation."

A spokesman for the District Attorney's office in Salinas could not be reached.

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