Ex-RRISD substitute teacher won’t face charges

ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — The substitute teacher accused of hitting a student at Deerpark Middle School has been cleared by the District Attorney’s Office, according to Williamson County spokesman Fred Thomas. The teacher had been banned from working at Round Rock Independent School District.

“The investigation was conducted by the School Resource Officer and submitted to the District Attorney’s Office,” said Thomas. “The District Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute. It is my understanding however, that the strike may have been unintentional and not deliberate. Regardless, the substitute teacher is no longer employed at the school.”

RRISD spokeswoman JoyLynn Occhiuzzi said last week that the teacher was prohibited from accepting substitute jobs with the district. Following the incident, the teacher was removed from the district’s “active” substitute list. Substitutes on the inactive list are prohibited from accepting an opening. RRISD officials also said last week that a letter to parents typically would not be sent out regarding this type of situation.

No charges have been filed at this time.

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