Manatee substitute teacher arrested for child abuse - WFLA News Channel 8

Manatee substitute teacher arrested for child abuse

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Kenneth Machol Kenneth Machol
MANATEE COUNTY, FL (WFLA) - A Manatee County substitute teacher is facing a charge of child abuse.

Manatee deputies say they received a report of a possible incident of child abuse involving Kenneth Machol, 56, at Nolan Middle School.

Deputies went to the home of the alleged victim, who is 13.  They also interviewed the assistant principal.  Investigators learned that Machol had become upset with the victim over his school work.  Deputies say Machol grabbed the student by his arm and shoulder, and dragged him out of the classroom.

The student was not hurt, and reported the incident to school administrators.

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