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Fort Stockton teacher accused of hitting child in the classroom resigns

Kathy Herron (Source: Fort Stockton Pioneer) Kathy Herron (Source: Fort Stockton Pioneer)
FORT STOCKTON, TX (KWES) -

A Fort Stockton ISD teacher accused of hitting a child in the classroom has resigned.

According to the Fort Stockton Pioneer, Kathy Herron, who was a second-grade teacher at Apache Elementary School, resigned last week.

The Fort Stockton Pioneer reported the resignation was accepted during a closed session with the Fort Stockton Independent School District Board.

The Pioneer reported a parent alleged that the child who witnessed the event said Herron struck a classmate in full view of the other students of the class - first in the in the back of head, and then, after spinning the child's chair, the child was slapped in the face.

According to Herron's Facebook page, she was a first-grade teacher with San Angelo ISD from 2006-2013. She was also employed by Ector County ISD from 2001 to 2003.

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