A local teacher ...under fire tonight ...accused of striking a student in class. The child's mother...shocked when she heard what happened. 3 21:40 from what my daughter tells me, shes a classroom bully. Does it to everybody. 3 Good evening. That teacher at Mayport Middle is under investigation tonight. The child's mother says the teacher struck her child on the hand because she thought she was writing on her desk. Channel 4's Scott Johnson has been looking into this case ...he joins us LIVE. 3 3 0-0814-20 Stacey Best says she was surprised to hear that her daughter had been hurt in a classroom at mayport middle school. She found out from a friend who works at the school. but she was stunned when she heard it happened because a teacher allegedly struck her.STACEY BEST/MOTHER 18:43 - I was upset, I mean it's... you know somebody striking your child like that...what do you say what do you do? Best tells me when she arrived at the school last friday she found her daughter's hand was swollen... now she says she wants to file charges against this teacher who she calls a classroom bully.19:52 - the teacher approached her with a binder, slammed it on her hand and told her to stop writing on the desk. 'what do you think of this?' I think it's unacceptable. That's a classroom bully, that's assault.we've learned the school district and DCF are both looking into this.JOHN HARRELL/DCF 24:07 - we do take these allegations seriously. We're working closely with school system and in these types of investigations we want to talk to anyone who may have witnessed the alleged incident as well as the victim as well. Key thing is we need to look for any evidence.the school district is keeping quiet about any details right now because the investigation is ongoing... and DCF pointed out these are just allegations at this point . Best says she 's anxious to hear what happens.20:47 - it's absolutely unacceptable. You're a role model to these children. You're supposed to be teaching them and guiding them. you're there to take care of our kids. Not harm them. 3 scott, do we know if there were any witnesses to this alleged incident?