NC student, teacher charge each other with assault

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Johnathan Smith (WSOC)

WADESBORO, N.C. — A North Carolina high school teacher and student are pressing charges against each other after a parking lot confrontation.

WSOC-TV reported that Wadesboro police have received assault charges from teacher Patricia Frost and 18-year-old student Johnathan Smith of Anson High School.

Smith told police that Frost slapped him in the face Tuesday morning after confronting him about his saggy shorts. He says Frost demanded he pick up his pants and identify himself.

Frost’s attorney says his client did not know Smith was a student because he was not a regular attendee at the high school and that he refused to give his real name. The attorney says Smith was face-to-face with the teacher and threatening her when she slapped him out of self-defense.

Credit: The Associated Press.

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