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Middle school student arrested for sexual battery against teacher

Kirby Middle School (Source: WMC Action News 5 archives) Kirby Middle School (Source: WMC Action News 5 archives)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A student is in trouble with the law after a substitute teacher said he touched her inappropriately, according to Memphis Police Department. 

The incident happened at Kirby Middle School on Monday.

The substitute teacher told officers that on the way back from lunch, an eighth grade student walked towards her, bumped her with his shoulder, and grabbed her inappropriately.

The student was arrested and charged with sexual battery.

However, she said the disrespect didn't end when she pushed the student off.

The substitute said she reached out to law enforcement only after seeing school staff do nothing to help her.

Now she has a message for other women or girls who may be in similar situations.

“If something like this has happened to them, that they immediately call 911, because they were the ones to help me,” she said. “The school system did not help me.”

The substitute said the boy is now out of police custody. 

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