Mishawaka police investigating altercation between student and teacher at Twin Branch Elementary
MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- Mishawaka police are investigating an incident between an elementary school teacher and a twelve-year old student at Twin Branch Elementary.
The incident occurred at the school at 9:30am on Monday, when, according to the police blotter, a teacher allegedly "grabbed/shoved" the student. Police confirmed that the student was not injured in the incident-- and at this point they do not believe the student was struck by the teacher-- but the investigation is still ongoing and they are unsure what lead up to the incident.
This comes just weeks after a Jimtown High School teacher was caught on camera slapping a student-- and charged with battery-- in the Baugo Community School District.
Twin Branch Elementary parents are concerned over the lack of communication from the school; several of them said they hadn't even known about the incident until ABC57 informed them.
“We’re really worried about the safety of our children," said Amber Casados, whose daughter attends the school. "Bullying has been going on really bad lately and, the safety really matters for us parents. To keep us informed and reach out, even if it’s a letter or an email, that would be great.”
School City of Mishawaka would not comment on the situation.