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Teacher bites 11-year-old boy for taking another child’s birthday hat at a party

By Mason White 1:14 PM January 31, 2017
Melanie Johnson
By: Alexis Bell

A teacher was arrested for biting a student when she was angry.

The fourth-grade Forest Acres Elementary School teacher was arrested for allegedly biting the child at a trampoline park in South Carolina.

Melanie Johnson, 35, was charged with assault and battery after surrendering to the Greenville County police.

Authorities say that the assault occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, at the Sky Zone Trampoline Park.

The victim, an 11-year-old boy, was playing with one of his friends at a birthday party when he playfully grabbed the other child’s hat and kept it away from that boy.

Johnson allegedly grabbed the victim and yelled “let go of his hat” while attacking him.

She then bit the 11-year-old boy during the incident.

The boy and his mother reported what happened at the party to the Greenville County Law Enforcement Center.

After seeing the visible bite marks on his hand, detectives reviewed the surveillance video at the Sky Zone, and said that Johnson could be seen grabbing the boy’s hand and biting him.

The Pickens County School District has placed Johnson on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.