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CAV: Teacher’s altercation with student was defensive, not a “threat” (access required)

A special education teacher who ended up in a brief physical altercation with a chronically disrespectful student was acting defensively only, which did not support a finding of child abuse or neglect. Background This case concerns an altercation between Appellee Erica Betts, a Norfolk middle school teacher for the past eight years, and M.C., a student. M.C. had ...