An Elam Alexander Academy teacher accused of breaking a 14-year-old student's arm in January turned himself in to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office just before noon Friday, according to the sheriff's office's inmate information system.
William E. Wright III, 63, faces a charge of cruelty to children after he allegedly became upset with a student in the classroom, got up from his desk and ran after the student, tackling him and breaking his arm, according to the arrest warrant.
Wright was placed on administrative leave after the Jan. 26 assault, said Stephanie Hartley, spokeswoman for Bibb County schools.
The school reported the assault to the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services the same day, but the sheriff's office was alerted on Feb. 24 by a DFACS employee who wanted to make sure law enforcement was notified, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.
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Wright is free on an $11,200 bond, according to the inmate information system.
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