Student claims teacher in Kamas hit him with a notebook |

Student claims teacher in Kamas hit him with a notebook

Patrick Parkinson, Of the Record staff

Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a teacher at South Summit Middle School after a student claimed the man assaulted him on April 7, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office said.

The teacher has not been charged.

"The injuries were not life threatening. It does not say that he broke the skin," said Detective Ron Bridge, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office. "There have been no citations issued in the case, and it is still under investigation. The report says [the teacher] struck him with a notebook that he had in his hand about the head."

The man could face assault and child abuse charges, Bridge said. They would be misdemeanors, he said.

"Until we move forward with charges I am not going to comment about it at all," he added.

The boy was taken to the Park City Medical Center, Bridge said.

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"The kid was at the medical center when this was brought to the school resource officer’s attention," Bridge said.

The child was interviewed at the hospital by a deputy.

The teacher was placed on leave following the incident, South Summit School District Superintendent Barry Walker said.

The teacher was back on the job this week, Walker said.

"That is still under investigation so I cannot comment on that," Walker added.

Names of suspects are usually not printed in The Park Record until formal charges are filed.