Elementary school staff member accused of ‘physical contact’ with Powhatan students

POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. -- A staff member at a Powhatan County Elementary School has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation after allegedly making physical contact with students.

A parent tells CBS 6 the alleged incident occurred inside the school lunchroom at Flat Rock Elementary School on Friday, March 15. Powhatan school officials confirm school administrators first received reports of the physical contact that same day.

School officials say the incident with the staff member involves more than one student.

The Powhatan County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident along with Powhatan County Public Schools.

The staff member, who has not been identified, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.

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