A seventh-grader at Patuxent Valley Middle School told school officials Thursday afternoon that a substitute teacher choked him, Howard County school officials said.
The boy told the school's vice principal at the end of the day that a male substitute teacher had "touched him inappropriately," said school system spokeswoman Patti Caplan.
The student told the administrator that the teacher had put his arms around his neck, but the teacher denied that, Caplan said Friday night. The teacher told school officials that his arms were "not around the neck but more a forearm up against the neck," Caplan said.
According to procedure, any substitute teacher who violates school policy in touching a student is dismissed from the list of substitutes, Caplan said.
"I don't know whether he's been removed from the list yet," she said, "but I'm assuming he's off."
Pub Date: 10/28/96