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Cops: River Ridge Middle School student punches teacher in the face

1:48 PM, Nov 7, 2012   |    comments
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New Port Richey, Florida -- A student at River Ridge Middle School was arrested Tuesday after police say he punched a teacher in the face.

Pasco County deputies say the 13-year-old boy refused to follow a verbal direction from Shari Yarber and Behavior Specialist Ed Meyer. He then reportedly threatened the stab both of them with a pencil and, as Meyer was calling for help, punched Yarber on the right side of her face. 

Yarber suffered redness and swelling and told deputies she also now has a cracked tooth.

The student is currently on felony probation and is not eligible for Youth Diversion. He has been charged with Battery on a School Official.

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