South Milwaukee High School teacher arrested, accused of physically assaulting student

SOUTH MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The South Milwaukee School District says an employee has been placed on administrative leave following an incident Monday, Jan. 23.

Police say they are investigating an allegation that a student was physically assaulted by a teacher at South Milwaukee High School.

The district says the incident occurred as students were leaving for the day. 

The teacher was arrested and released on Monday.

An investigation is ongoing, in cooperation with the South Milwaukee Police Department. 

In a statement released Wednesday, the district said, in part:

"The safety of our students and staff is the top priority for the School District of South Milwaukee. Our counselors and other staff members are available to any students who want to talk to an adult or who are upset by the news of the incident."

This is a developing story. Stick with CBS 58 for updates on-air and online.


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