Substitute teacher accused of dragging student

Posted at 5:05 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 00:41:46-05

A substitute teacher was removed from a school campus today after officials learned the man had physically pulled a child and caused a rug burn on the student. 

Officials at the Deer Valley Unified School District said that a 3rd grade boy at Paseo Hills Elementary School was physically removed from a classroom by a male substitute teacher. 

School officials said the teacher wanted to remove the student from the room, however the reason as to why is not clear. 

Once officials learned about the incident, the teacher was taken off of the campus, and police officers were called out. The man was not arrested. His identity has not been released. 

The student was evaluated by a nurse at the school and it was determined the child was fine, officials said. 

A letter was sent out by the school's principal to parents which read in part:

"The substitute teacher attempted to remove a child from the classroom using a method that is not approved by the Deer Valley Unified School District, which resulted in a rug burn to the child's leg." 

The district is investigating the situation.