A female school teacher has been stood down after it was alleged she hit several children.
The teacher is accused of spitting, pinching, pushing and slapping a number of students at Bass Hill Public School, in Sydney’s south west, according to 9 News.
Margaret Kingston, the 57-year-old teacher, was arrested by police on Monday and charged with six counts of common assault.
The allegations accuse the teacher of spitting, pinching, pushing and slapping a number of students at Bass Hill Public School in Sydney’s south west
Students and teachers were approached by media outside the school on Wednesday.
‘Sometimes she grabs the people that are bad behaved,’ a young student alleged to 9 news.
Ms Kingston was arrested at a home in Yagoona, in Sydney’s south-west, about 6.30pm on Monday.
The NSW Department of Education released a statement saying that Ms Kingston has been stood down until the investigation is finalised.
‘Undertaken risk management and this person will not be teaching at schools pending the outcome of the matter,’ the statement read.
Miss Kingston has been given conditional bail and will appear in court in June.
Hours before her arrest, detectives from the Bankstown Police Area Command were called to a primary school.
A primary school teacher has been charged over the alleged assault of six children as young as eight (stock image)
They spoke with a number of children aged eight to ten years-old and interviewed members of staff before attending the Yagoona home.
A New South Wales Department of Education spokesperson said risk management has been undertaken.
‘This person will not be teaching at schools pending the outcome of the matter,’ the spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia.
‘As this matter is before the courts the department is unable to provide further comment.’
The 57-year-old woman was arrested at a home in Yagoona, in Sydney’s south-west, about 6.30pm on Monday (stock image)
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