Teacher charged with breaking 5-year-old student's arm

Jackie Bennett
Jackie Bennett

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NC (WECT) - An elementary school teacher in Cumberland County is charged with breaking a 5-year-old student's arm.

Jackie Bennett, 57, is a teacher at J.W. Coon Elementary School. Bennett told investigators he was trying to use a therapeutic hold on the child when the injury happened. The child told investigators she heard a noise when Bennett cracked her arm.

A doctor at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center confirmed the upper right arm was broken.

Bennett is charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury and child abuse inflicting serious injury.

He has been processed and released on a $25,000 bond.

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