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District response to accusation against North College Hill teacher: 'No such incident took place'

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A mother in North College Hill has filed a police report claiming her son was grabbed by a teacher during recess Tuesday afternoon.

The mother, who asked not to be identified, said she spoke to her son at the end of the school day and he complained that his arm hurt.

The alleged incident, according to the mother, started when her son bumped another child playing basketball at North College Hill Elementary. Police tell FOX19 NOW an investigation is underway.

Gene Blalock, the superintendent of North College Hill City Schools, released this statement on the matter:

Dear Parents and Community Members,

As you may have seen, there has been a recent report which alleged that a staff member possibly fractured a student’s arm on Tuesday March 6, 2018. We promptly investigated this matter by reviewing surveillance video, and interviewing students and staff. We also contacted the appropriate local and county authorities. We have determined that no such incident took place. No witnesses corroborated the student's allegations. We have confirmed that the student did not suffer a break, fracture, sprain or strain. Furthermore, we have determined that the staff member in question did nothing wrong and acted appropriately. This was a serious allegation that was unfounded and not substantiated by our investigation. We believe it is important to clear the air regarding this matter due to the seriousness of the allegation and the reporting on the matter, which turned out to be inaccurate. The safety and well-being of our students and staff is a priority in the North College Hill School District.

The teacher did not respond to a request for comment on this story.

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