Cumberland County teacher charged with assaulting special-needs student

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WTVD) --

A Cumberland County teacher has been charged with assault after she was accused of assaulting a special-needs student.

The incident happened February 5, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said. Dawn Owen, a teacher at Ramsey Street High School, struck the victim on the head with a ruler, the sheriff's office said, and about 20 minutes later Owen grabbed the victim by the hair and walked her across the classroom to a bathroom area.

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