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Substitute teacher arrested for alleged abuse against student

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A substitute teacher now faces charges following her arrest in connection with an alleged battery on a High school student.

Shreveport Police investigators were contacted Friday afternoon regarding allegations a substitute teacher working at Huntington High school committed a battery on a student. The alleged battery was reported by school officials to a Shreveport Police officer assigned as the school's School Resource Officer. The allegations suggest the 15 year old female student was battered by the teacher on Thursday during a class session. The student was not injured during the ordeal and did not require any medical attention.

Investigators from Shreveport Police Department's Juvenile Division responded to the school launching an immediate investigation into the accusations. Authorities later arrested and charged 63 year old Lola Cawthorne of Shreveport with Simple Battery. Following interviews with detectives, Cawthorne was booked into the Shreveport City Jail.

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