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Florida teacher suspended over suspicion of injuring student

A male teacher in Jacksonville, Florida was recently suspended due to allegations that he caused harm to a female student by pinching her with enough force to break the skin, an article of First Coast News reported on December 11.

Reports said a 30-day suspension was ordered for Rashawn Stout on December 7 after a female second grade student accused him of pinching her twice. Brown, who is a teacher at Richard L. Brown Elementary School, told investigators of Duval County Elementary School that he “lightly pinched the student.” Reports also said there were marks left on the victim’s stomach and arm and that two other students witnessed the incident. Pinch markings found in the victim and there were students who saw the incident. Stout is not expected to face criminal prosecution due to a lack of evidence, according to the State Attorney’s Office.

Teachers who are wrongfully accused or face overly harsh penalties for their actions will likely be faced with the potential loss of their legal right to work in their field. When this happens, individuals are threatened with a loss of income and respect, among other things. At the Leichter Law Firm PC, our professional license defense attorneys work to represent clients who face these types of accusations in Austin. To discuss your case with us today, call (512) 495-9995.