A Paulding County School System employee has been arrested in the wake of an alleged Oct. 8 incident at an elementary school.
According to a Paulding County Sheriff’s Office news release, the sheriff’s office’s Crimes Against Children division was notified Oct. 8 of an alleged incident where a pre-kindergarten student at Northside Elementary was improperly restrained as a result of some type of outburst the child had. The child, a 4-year-old, was allegedly improperly restrained by Jack Talley, who worked at the school.
According to reports, other school district employees observed the incident and alerted school administrators. Administrators then contacted the family as well as detectives who immediately began investigating the incident.
After a lengthy investigation and subsequent interviews of witnesses, authorities determined that Talley acted inappropriately in the restraint of the child.
Talley turned himself into the Paulding County Detention Center Monday about 2:20 p.m., where he was charged with misdemeanor simple battery. He was released later that day on a $1,300 bond.
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