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A teacher wrote "focus" on a student's forehead and was charged with assault

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A teacher wrote "focus" on a student's forehead after getting upset at him for asking questions and not focusing back in September.

That teacher, Daniel Board from Landstown Middle School in Virginia Beach, was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery on Thursday, according to The Virginian-Pilot.

He did not let the student wipe the word off his head until he was done with his work.

This action was humiliating for the student and made him the subject of ridicule.
Aaron Spence, school superintendent

A statement sent to The Washington Post called the incident a "painful reminder that harm is not always physical."

Board resigned on Thursday. He had just started working with the school at the time of the incident.

Board was placed on unpaid administrative leave, according to WTKR.

Should writing on a student's forehead count as assault?

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