EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSFayette Teacher Accused Of Hitting Two Kindergarten Students
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Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 5, 2013 8:26 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 5, 2013 8:32 AM EDT
Fayetteville, Fayette County , West Virginia
The state Department of Education is investigating complaints against a Fayette County teacher accused of hitting two kindergarten students.
Police charged Kathleen Wade, 57, of Hico with two battery counts last week. She remains free on $5,000 bond.
Department of Education spokeswoman Liza Cordeiro told The Register-Herald that the department is conducting an internal investigation. The findings will be referred to the state Committee on Professional Teaching Standards.
Cordeiro said the committee will make a recommendation on whether Wade should keep her teaching license to State Schools Superintendent Jim Phares.
The alleged incidents occurred in May.
Fayette Schools Superintendent Keith Butcher said Wade remains an employee of the school system, but she is not in the classroom.
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