Special Ed Teacher Accused of Hitting Student

Incident allegedly happened at the Delaware Autistic Program in Newark

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    A teacher at the Delaware Autistic Program in Newark, DE was arrested Thursday for allegedly striking a student.

    Police say 31-year old Danielle Finlay of Newark was arraigned on 2 counts of offensive touching.

    According to a witness, Finlay hit a student in the head because he was making loud noises.

    When he failed to stop, the witness told police, Finlay hit him a second time with an empty water bottle.  The 17-year old victim was not hurt.

    Finlay surrendered to detectives Thursday morning.  She was released on her own recognizance.