Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Gilbert High teacher accused of slapping a student


Posted: Apr 25, 2013 4:33 PM Updated: Apr 25, 2013 4:33 PM

PHOENIX (AP) - A Gilbert High School teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation for allegedly assaulting a student.

A report by Gilbert police says Daniel A. Dunn allegedly slapped a 15-year-old student in the face with the back of his hand on April 17.

At the time, Dunn reportedly was yelling at another student about bad behavior and the alleged victim began to laugh.

The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/14eNUaW) reports that students in the class gave varying accounts of whether they thought Dunn was intentionally trying to hit the student in the face.

Police arrested Dunn and forwarded the report to Town Prosecutor Lynn Arouh, whose office will decide within a few weeks whether to pursue the case.

The 67-year-old Dunn was Gilbert High's football coach from 2009 to 2011.

Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

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