Police: Student assaulted North art teacher

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 26, 2011

SPENCER — An art teacher at North Rowan Middle School was assaulted by a student last week.
Deborah Duggins Alexander, 58, was pushed by a 13-year-old male student, causing her to fall, according to an incident report obtained from the Spencer Police Department.
The report says Alexander sustained minor injuries.
Rita Foil, spokeswoman for the Rowan-Salisbury School System, said Spencer Police issued a juvenile petition against the student.
“The student is being disciplined in accordance with the school system’s Code of Conduct,” she said.
The Code of Conduct states any student who is at least 13 years old may be suspended for a period of up to 365 calendar days or assigned to an appropriate alternative educational program.