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Lafayette teacher facing charges for allegedly slapping a student across the face

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KATC) -

A teacher at Lafayette Middle School was issued a misdemeanor summons for simple battery on a juvenile.

Police say Jessica Thomas allegedly struck the 11 year-old victim in the face on campus Monday during school hours.

The boy suffered minor injuries and his family says Thomas is still teaching him despite their concerns. The father of the child says his son was "clowning around in the hallway" and accidentally bumped into the teacher. The boy says when he turned around to apologize, Thomas slapped him across the face.

Calls were not immediately returned from the school system.

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