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Middle school student accused of assaulting teacher

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BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -

A 12 year old was taken into custody Thursday morning in connection with an assault on a teacher.

Bluffton police said the Bluffton Middle School student assaulted teacher Malissa Hart in a classroom. Hart suffered minor injuries to her head. She was taken to Hilton Head Hospital for treatment.

A school resource officer took the child into custody. The child was petitioned to family court on charges of assault and battery and disturbing schools, according to police.

The child was released to the parents and has been suspended from the school pending an expulsionary hearing. 

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