Standard Middle School teacher arrested, accused of hitting student

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Standard School District released a statement following reports that a teacher struck a student.

At the end of last week, 17News received several messages about a teacher at Standard Middle School, Shannon Robinson, who allegedly hit a student.

The district released a statement Monday morning saying an unidentified sixth grade teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave after she was arrested by Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

Read the full statement from Paul Meyers, District Superintendent below:

Late Friday afternoon a sixth grade teacher at Standard Middle School was arrested by the Kern County Sheriff’s Department with allegations that the teacher physically struck a student. Upon learning of the allegation, administration immediately contacted law enforcement and cooperated with their investigation.

The teacher is currently on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the Sheriff Department’s investigation and the court process.A replacement teacher has been assigned to the classroom and our school counselors will provide additional support to students.

Our students and parents can rest assured that the safety of our students is of the utmost importance and we will not tolerate any altercations between staff and students. We will continue to work closely with law enforcement as the legal process moves forward.

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