Police: Teacher hit autistic student twice
NEWARK, Del. - June 21, 2012 (WPVI) -- A teacher in Newark, Delaware is facing charges that she allegedly struck an autistic student twice.
Danielle E. Finlay, 31, of Newark, was charged with two counts of offensive touching.
The investigation began back in March after administrators at the Delaware Autistic Program on Brennan Drive in Newark said a witness had come forward to report a teacher had hit a student.
According to police, that witness said Finlay hit the 17-year-old in the head because he was making loud noises.
The witness went on to say that, when the student continued to make noise, she hit him a second time with an empty water bottle.
The student was not injured.
Finlay turned herself in to police on Thursday morning and was released on her own recognizance.
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