GROSSE ILE (WWJ) – A Grosse Ile Middle School teacher is under investigation after being accused of assaulting a student, and it’s apparently not the first incident involving the long-time teacher.

The name of the teacher isn’t being revealed, nor are the details of the alleged assault, but court records show the man was previously accused of in-class abuse.

A case from 2013 says the teacher hit a student on the head with textbooks. The teacher was put on paid leave during an investigation and then fired, according to WJBK-TV. He was later reinstated and given back-pay following a successful appeal.

A school administrator says the educator in question has been placed on a paid leave of absence.

Grosse Ile Township police are investigating the incident, which allegedly occurred on May 11 and involved an 8th grade male student.

It’s the latest disparaging event to happen on the otherwise sleepy island. Last week, reports surfaced that students on Grosse Ile High School’s lacrosse team allegedly sacrificed a guinea pig, drank its blood and painted themselves in blood as part of a pre-game ritual.

Grosse Ile Police Chief Joseph Porcarelli told the Detroit News, “There’s 18 (students) on the team and we do know so far that not all of them were involved. But more than half were at the location when it occurred.” He added that adults and teens were allegedly at the location when the guinea pig was killed for sport.

Both incidents remain under investigation.


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