Bond set at $1k for teacher accused of shoving middle school student

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC/AP) - Bond was set at $1,092 for a 25-year-old substitute teacher, who is also a Charleston police officer, accused of shoving a student.

Brandon Moses was charged with third-degree assault and battery. On Wednesday afternoon, a PR bond was issued to Moses who was also ordered to stay away from his accuser. 

Officials with the North Charleston Police Department said arrangements were made for Moses to surrender to authorities Wednesday morning in connection with the incident at Daniel Jenkins Creative Learning Center, a middle school where Moses works as a substitute teacher.

Officials with the Charleston Police Department say Moses has been placed on administrative leave without pay pending the outcome of NCPD's investigation.

On Friday afternoon, the assistant principal of Daniel Jenkins Creative Learning Center reported that she responded to a disturbance in the hallway of the school.

She said when she arrived at the scene she saw a 14-year-old student with a wet floor sign in his hand. The student told her that he was going after the substitute teacher because he had no rights putting his hands on him, an incident report states.

The student reportedly told the assistant principal that he was going to "beat" the substitute teacher with the wet floor sign. A police report states as the student was walking to the PE door, school staff were able to take the sign from him.

The student told the responding North Charleston police officer that while he was in class, Moses asked him to hand over a basketball. The student said he instead threw the ball to another student.

At this point, the student reported that Moses got into his face several times and pushed him. Authorities say the student did not sustain any injuries.

Moses told police that the incident started after the student was playing with one of the basketballs he was collecting. According to Moses, he asked the student twice for the basketball, and the student said nothing.

Moses said the student then threw the ball over his head.

Moses told police as he was collecting tennis balls, he asked the student why he was not following directions at which point the student stepped forward.

According to a police report, Moses then said he grabbed the student's arms and pushed him away from him.

The officer reported that he watched the video of the incident and saw Moses pushing the student several times.

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