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Teacher Charged With Assault After Hitting Student With 11-Pound Backpack

A hot-headed high school teacher who says his “bad temper” was the reason why he hurled a heavy book bag at his students’ head during a confrontation will now face misdemeanor assault charges as a result.

via Fox News

A Minnesota teacher faces a misdemeanor assault charge for allegedly throwing an 11-pound backpack at a student’s head during class.

St. Peter High School science teacher Robert Shoemaker also is charged with malicious punishment of a child, a gross misdemeanor, The Free Press of Mankato reported.

According to the complaint, a student in Shoemaker’s class said he wasn’t feeling good and was tired, so he put his head on his desk.

The student, who was 17 at the time, said he heard Shoemaker walk toward him before he was hit on the head with the backpack. The student was treated for a bruised neck.

High school staff weighed the backpack after the incident and determined it weighed 11 pounds, the complaint said.

If your “bad temper” causes you to throw things at students’ heads hard enough to leave a bruise, then you don’t need to be taking anger management classes instead of teaching students. SMH.

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