Slidell school employee charged with battery after hitting student with meter stick
SLIDELL - A St. Tammany Parish Public School employee has been charged with simple battery, following an incident where a student was struck with a meter stick.
The para-professional, identified as 66-year-old Terry Pratts of Slidell, reportedly slapped a student with a meter stick during dismissal time on Monday. School administrators at Little Oak Middle school immediately began an investigation into the matter.
As a result of the investigation, Pratts was arrested the following day (Tuesday) and charged with simple battery.
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