Teacher’s assistant accused of spanking special needs student with wooden spoon

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SHELBY, N.C. — A teacher’s assistant in Shelby was arrested Wednesday after police say she assaulted a special needs student with a wooden spoon back in April.

Aleksandra Hoyle, 41, worked at North Shelby School until she was accused of spanking the student, according to WSOC.

North Shelby is a school for children with special needs.

Hoyle says she threatened the boy, who is between 10 and 11 years old, because he was acting out. She says she never touched him.

The school district investigated and accepted Hoyle’s resignation on April 1.

Hoyle plans to fight the assault charge against her and says she’ll continue to work with people with special needs.

She’s facing a misdemeanor charge for assault on a handicapped child.

Source: WSOC

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