Benton County teacher accused of battery
Posted: October 3, 2012 at 11:07 a.m.
ROGERS A teacher at a northwest Arkansas charter school has been arrested on suspicion of battery after she was accused of hitting a seventh-grade student.
The Benton County School of the Arts placed Pamela Nelson on administrative leave this week after her arrest. Authorities claim that Nelson slapped a male student on the back.
Nelson is in her first year of teaching middle school choir at the charter school.
She denies all allegations and told Fayetteville television station KHOG that she would never strike a student.