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Substitute teacher charged for assault on student

Adrian Smith (Source: Florence County Detention Center) Adrian Smith (Source: Florence County Detention Center)

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A Dillon man is facing charges after police say he assaulted a student in Wilson High School.

According to investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office, 38-year-old Adrian D'Angelo Smith of Dillon was seen grabbing a high school student "by the throat" and pushing them down a hallway.

Smith is a substitute teacher at Wilson High School. He has been arrested and charged with assault and battery.

Pam Little-McDaniel released this statement on behalf on Florence School District One:

Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office have arrested a former substitute teacher on a charge of assault and battery third degree. According to investigators at the Florence County Sheriff's Office, the substitute is alleged to have grabbed a student by the throat while pushing the student down the hallway.

As a result of the incident Florence One district officials say that appropriate disciplinary action, according to the district's personnel policy, was taken against the substitute teacher last month when the incident occurred.

WMBF News Reporter Ken Baker will have the latest on this story on WMBF News at 5.

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