Brandy Taylor, 38, of Albertville, Missouri, was convicted of third degree assault Wednesday. She is said to have beaten, punched and bitten a 12-year-old boy
A Missouri teacher has been ordered to serve a 30-day sentence for assaulting a 12-year-old boy.
Special education teacher Brandy Taylor, 38, of Albertville, Missouri, was convicted of third degree assault in Guntersville Municipal Court on Wednesday.
Taylor has been on paid leave from Albertville High School since the complaint was filed on December 1, WAFF reported.
In the complaint, Taylor was said to have hit and punched the 12-year-old. She was also said to have bitten his face and beaten him with a belt.
According to the court document, a police officer claimed to have seen welt marks on the child’s leg and back, as well as bruising on his thighs, marks on his face and redness around his eyes.
Following her conviction, the Albertville school district is said to be consulting with their lawyers regarding next steps.
The judge said that he would consider giving her a $500,000 bond for an appeal, although no appeals appear to have been filed yet.
Taylor was put on paid leave from Albertville High School, where she taught, following the complaint which was lodged on December 1
Taylor (pictured in 2016) was previously arrested on domestic abuse charges against her ex-husband in 2016, after pepper spraying him at an amusement park following an argument
Taylor had previously been arrested on domestic violence charges against her ex-husband, WAFF reported.
In 2016, she allegedly pepper sprayed her ex, James Dan Sims, in the eyes while at an amusement park in Boaz, Missouri. The two had been having a fight about their child.
Sims filed an order of protection against Taylor after the incident.
Taylor is due to stand before a Boaz judge on February 15 for a review hearing over the domestic violence charges.