Trial for former teacher accused of assaulting student set for December

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A former Virginia Beach teacher charged with simple assault is set to go on trial December 20.

Daniel Board, 46, resigned from Landstown Middle School after he was accused of assaulting a student in September.

Court documents say Board got upset with an eighth grader during class because he felt the boy wasn’t paying attention. The teacher allegedly grabbed the back of the student’s head and wrote the word “focus” on his forehead.

Court documents say the boy wasn’t allowed to remove the writing until he finished his work. Police said the boy wasn’t hurt.

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