In Albany, Georgia, a teacher is facing felony charges after being accused
of punching a student on March 17th. The teacher is employed with the Dougherty School System.
District Attorney for the Dougherty Judicial System told news sources that
the teacher, 33 year old Antonio Renard Richardson, was indicted on a
first degree child cruelty charges. He was also indicted on misdemeanor
counts of battery, disorderly conduct and obstruction of an officer.
Officials say that the student attacked Richardson first while attending
the South Georgia Regional Achievement Center. When police responded to
reports of the attack, the student was placed in custody. Richardson said
that he, "did intentionally cause visible bodily harm, to wit: swelling
of the face ... by striking said victim with his fists in her face."
On March 18th, Richardson posted a $3,500 bond and remains free at this time. He resigned
his position as a teacher with the school and the board accepted his resignation.
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