BROOKSVILLE, Florida (AP) -- Authorities say a high school art teacher was arrested after punching a student who called her vulgar names.
According to a Hernando County Sheriff's Office arrest report, 64-year-old Sandra Hadsock was arrested Wednesday after taking two or three swings at a student in the hallway. The student received a minor injury on his lip.
Officials say other students pulled the teen away from the teacher.
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Joe Vitalo, president of the Hernando Classroom Teachers Association says the Hadscok maintains she acted in self-defense. Vitalo says the incident was captured by a cell phone camera.
Hadsock will be suspended with pay pending a school district investigation.
Hadsock was arrested on a charge of child abuse without causing great bodily harm. The arrest report states she refused to cooperate with a deputy.
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