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Northwestern Middle teacher under investigation, district says

Mother of sixth-grader says teacher hit student

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A teacher at Northwestern Middle School is under investigation, after a student reported a physical altercation with the teacher, according to the Duval County School District.

The mother of the sixth-grader said the teacher struck the student.

A district spokeswoman would not answer any questions about the specific incident, but said it’s the district’s protocol to remove a teacher from the classroom when such investigations are begun.