Teacher Suspended After Allegedly Spraying Student With Cleaner as Punishment

A Rural Hall, N.C., mother has filed assault charges against a substitute teacher for allegedly spraying her daughter with Fantastik household cleaner as punishment, MyFOXWGHP reports.

MeLissa Puryear claims her 13-year-old daughter Alicia Puryear was talking in class Monday while substitute Laura Robinson was cleaning a desk behind her.

"She said, 'If you all do not be quiet I'm going to spray this on you all,'" Alicia told MyFOXWGHP. "We kept talking and were like, 'Yeah right, she's not going to spray it on us.' We didn't take her seriously."

Robinson sprayed Alicia and other students with the cleaner, which landed mostly on the eighth grader’s neck, MyFOXWGHP reports.

"My neck turned red because I was scratching and it started itching really bad," Alicia told MyFOXWGHP. She added that her neck was fine afterwards and is only looking for an apology.

Robinson has been suspended by the school system and has been removed from the list of possible substitute teachers. Robinson claims the assault charge is ridiculous, MyFOXWGHP reports.

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