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Police: Teacher Assaulted Middle School Student in Manchester, New Hampshire

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    Police: Teacher Assaulted Middle School Student in Manchester, New Hampshire
    Manchester Police

    A teacher in Manchester, New Hampshire, is accused of assaulting a middle school student.

    Anita Lemay, a 52-year-old teacher at Southside Middle School, turned herself in Wednesday and was arrested on a charge of simple assault.

    Police say the 14-year-old student was allegedly causing a disturbance in class while eating candy on Jan. 29. When he refused to listen, police say Lemay knocked the candy out of his hand, leaving a scratch on his wrist.

    According to Manchester Police, a para-professional witnessed the alleged attack and pulled the student out of class immediately.

    Lemay has been on paid administrative leave since Feb. 1, the school district confirms.

    A court date has not yet been set for Lemay. It was not immediately known whether she had an attorney.

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