Teacher charged with abusing special needs student

Published: Dec. 6, 2011 at 4:37 PM EST
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Anthony Cameron (Source: FCSO)
Anthony Cameron (Source: FCSO)

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) A Lake City High School teacher has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a special needs student.

Capt. Mike Nunn, spokesman for the Florence County Sheriff's Office, said deputies arrested Anthony Marichial Cameron, 43, of Lake City and charged him with one count of abuse of a vulnerable adult.

According to deputies, Cameron, a teacher at Lake City High School, grabbed the student by the straps of their backpack and clothes, shook the student, threatened the student and then shoved the student backwards across the room.

Florence County School District Three spokesman Brian Huckabee told WMBF News Cameron is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

Nunn said Cameron is being held at the Florence County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

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