DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) - A Spaulding Middle School teacher has been charged with third-degree assault and battery and placed on administrative leave. The arrest follows an incident involving a student at Spaulding Middle School.
Hazel Earle Ellerbe, Jr., 52, of Florence was arrested by officials on Wednesday, authorities confirmed.
Ellerbe reportedly choked a student after the student was being disruptive on Friday, April 25.
Ellerbe remains in the Darlington County Detention Center. A bond hearing is scheduled Thursday at 8:00 a.m.