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Conyers teacher arrested after allegedly assaulting 14-year-old student

The incident happened at Salem High School in Conyers last week, the sheriff's office said, and the teen complained of wrist pain afterward.

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. — A teacher in Rockdale County was arrested Thursday, the sheriff's office said, after an alleged assault against a 14-year-old student.

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office said the 44-year-old teacher was "seen on video pushing a 14-year-old male student to the ground in a classroom filled with other students during a verbal altercation."

The incident happened at Salem High School in Conyers last week, the sheriff's office said, and the teen complained of wrist pain afterward.

"The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office takes any crime involving a student with the utmost priority to assure parents, staff, and citizens of Rockdale County that our school system is a safe learning environment for their children," a statement from the sheriff's office said.

An investigation remains ongoing and the sheriff's office asks anyone with information about the incident to call 770 278-8000.