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Substitute teacher at Greenville elementary school charged with assaulting child

Substitute teacher at Greenville elementary school charged with assaulting child
Published: Apr. 22, 2022 at 5:43 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 22, 2022 at 5:44 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A substitute teacher at a Greenville elementary school has been charged with assaulting a student.

Greenville police say they were called to Wahl-Coates Elementary School on East 5th Street around 12:50 p.m. Thursday.

Officers say they learned that a child under the age of 12 was assaulted by the staff member.

Latisha Turner has been charged with assault on a minor under 12.

Pitt County Schools says, “School staff, administrators, and law enforcement responded promptly and responsibly to an incident at Wahl Coates School. The safety of our students is always our top priority and it is our expectation that staff and administrators respond to incidents of this nature in a prompt manner. Appropriate follow through action will be taken.”

We are awaiting further information on Turner’s employment status with the school district.

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