Athens first-grader arrested for hitting teacher

ATHENS, Ga. - A first-grader at Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School has been arrested on charges he attacked his teacher.

Athens-Clarke County police say the 8-year-old repeatedly hit his teacher in front of his classmates Tuesday. Police say he then went outside the classroom and "wildly" waved a large stick.

The boy was restrained by a principal and two teachers until police arrived.

He has been charged with battery, disruption of school functions and disorderly conduct. The boy is in his mother's custody.

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