Employee with Evans Co. Charter School System arrested
EVANS COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - The Claxton Police Department has arrested a district employee with the Evans County Charter School System.
According to the Evans County Sheriff’s Office, 44-year-old Eric Campbell has been charged with Cruelty to Children.
Campbell was employed as a Special Education paraprofessional, assigned to self-contained SpEd classrooms. Campbell has been employed with them since July of 2021.
According to the Evans County Charter School System, district employees reported inappropriate and egregious physical contact with a student to Claxton Police and the Division of Family and Children Service on Wednesday.
The school system says Campbell was fired earlier on Thursday.
In a statement, Superintendent Dr. Marty Waters said:
“All Special Education staff are trained in MindSet and de-escalation techniques. Safety is our number one concern and the district expects professional and appropriate interactions with and between all employees and students.”
The school system also says the family of the student involved has been contacted.
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