Teacher accused of slapping student resigns

Posted at 4:15 PM, Feb 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-09 16:15:36-05

MIAMI TOWNSHIP (Clermont County), Ohio — A Live Oaks Vocational School teacher has resigned following accusations that she slapped a student in the face late last month.

According to Great Oaks Career Campuses Community Relations Director Jon Weidlich, the cosmetology instructor resigned for “personal reasons.”

“Our priority has always been the education and well-being of our students, and it continues to be,” Weidlich told WCPO by email Tuesday morning. “The class has continued to move forward during this time, and we anticipate a permanent instructor to begin in the coming days as our students earn their credentials and complete the school year.”

Weidlich told WCPO last month that a student accused the instructor of slapping her while trying to break up a dispute that had turned physical between the student and a classmate.

Specifically, the student’s family said the teacher slapped her once in the face, then apologized, saying her “motherly instincts kicked in.”

Weidlich did not indicate whether or not the instructor’s resignation was related to the accusation.