Special Ed Teacher Accused of Hitting Student

Incident allegedly happened at the Delaware Autistic Program in Newark

By Shelley Laurence
|  Friday, Jun 22, 2012  |  Updated 8:34 AM EDT
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Special Ed Teacher Accused of Hitting Student

NBCPhiladelphia.com

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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.

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