SALINAS - 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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