SC cops say a substitute teacher was arrested after assaulting two elementary school students


A woman who worked at an elementary school in Lexington County has been arrested on charges of assaulting two students Pelion Police Department He said on Monday.

Alice Johnson was charged with two counts of third-degree assault and battery, police said in a news release. There was no information available about Johnson’s age and where she lives.

On February 1, Johnson was hired by her employer, Kelley Services, Inc Fortis Pond Primary SchoolAccording to the statement. Lexington 1 School is located on Fish Hatchery Road, near… Intersection with Edmond Highway And about two miles from Bellion High School.

Two students said Johnson was physically assaulted, according to the statement.

One student said Johnson lifted him by the neck and put his feet in the air, while another student said the submarine pushed him to the ground, according to police.

Neither child was physically harmed, according to the statement. No other injuries were reported.

Lexington 1 reported the incident to police, who said an investigation was subsequently opened. Kelly Services He was also notified, and Johnson was removed from all duties pending investigation, according to the statement.

In addition to the victims, officers took statements from several independent witnesses, and it was determined that a crime had occurred, police said.

The police arranged for Johnson to turn herself in Lexington County Detention CenterBut as of Monday afternoon she was not on the prison inmate list.

No information was available about what preceded the accident.

If Johnson is convicted of the misdemeanor charges, she faces prison time The maximum penalty is 30 days in jail and a $500 fine on each charge, according to South Carolina law.

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