DCSD teacher charged with battery of student

After being arrested for allegedly pushing an elementary student down, a DeKalb County School District (DCSD) teacher is still employed.

Arthur Anderson, a teacher at Flat Rock Elementary School in Lithonia, is accused of assaulting an unidentified student who attends the same school March 26. The student reportedly had bruises on his head after the incident, according to WSB-TV2.

Anderson was removed from the classroom March 27.

According to DCSD, the incident’s investigation began April 8 after school resumed from spring break. Anderson was arrested by DeKalb School Police April 9 and bonded out the same day. Anderson has been charged with battery, according to DeKalb County jail records.

“The DeKalb County School District places a high priority on the safety of its students inside and outside of the classroom,” DCSD officials said in a prepared statement. “Because of federal law (FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) the district cannot comment on specific incidents involving students.”

According to WSB-TV2, Anderson still has his job and is currently on paid administrative leave. Anderson has been with the district since 2014.

“This matter is still pending, and the investigation is ongoing,” the DCSD statement also said. “Because this matter involves privileged student and employee information, per FERPA and district policy, we do not have additional information to share.”


One thought on “DCSD teacher charged with battery of student

  • September 14, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    This was my school and i should just say this now… that school is terrible just utterly disrespectful and the school really should be SHUT DOWN!!!


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