Updated Wed, Aug 14, 2013 9:16 am
A retired Jackson County teacher accused of hitting a special needs student has been charged with battery.
WSAZ-TV reports that police charged former Ripley Elementary art teacher Vicki Shockey on Tuesday.
Shockey is accused of hitting a student in late February. She retired at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.
The student's father, John Williams, tells WSAZ that his 11-year-old autistic son was struck when he didn't follow Shockey's directions.
Shockey declined to comment.