VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. —A Central Florida elementary school teacher wants to press charges against one of her students.
She claims that the 9-year-old girl hit her, and the incident happened in the classroom.
That teacher has now filed a report with the sheriff's department.
The alleged victim is a third grade teacher at Woodward Avenue Elementary School in DeLand. She said the student hit her when the teacher told her to pick up a book that the student allegedly threw.
"There are no other professions that exist where it would be OK or acceptable to be hit by anyone," said Volusia United Educators president Elizabeth Albert.
Albert said she was disappointed, but not surprised that a student allegedly hit a teacher. She said it's not the norm, but it's not rare, either, and according to the sheriff's report, "This was not the first time that she (the student) had become physical with the staff."