Va. Beach substitute teacher accused of slapping student

Dennis Newell Burt (Photo courtesy VBPD).

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach police have arrested a substitute teacher for allegedly slapping a middle school student.

According to a school official, Dennis Burt self-reported the incident after it happened at Salem Middle School last week.

The school official said the teacher hit the child on the arm, but the child’s father said the student was hit in the face.

Burt faces three counts of simple assault.

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