APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) - Appleton Police are recommending a disorderly conduct charge against a teacher who they say grabbed and pushed a student last week.
The Appleton Area School District confirms a teacher at East High School was placed on leave following what it will only describe as "an incident."
According to police, the teacher, a 48-year-old man, got physical with a student while they were arguing in the school's weight room last Tuesday, Jan. 23, an hour before school started.
A faculty member went to the school resource officer, who reviewed surveillance video and interviewed a number of student witnesses. The student didn't complain about being hurt.
Police forwarded their findings to the Outagamie County district attorney, which will decide on filing charges.
The school district says it also conducted its own investigation and put the teacher on leave as that process continues.
The Appleton Area School District has concluded a separate, parallel investigation to the Appleton Police Department’s investigation of the January 23rd incident that occurred at Appleton East High School involving a teacher.
The District is proceeding appropriately based on the facts of the situation. The staff member is currently on leave.
An additional statement will be released at the conclusion of the matter.