COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Deputies have arrested a janitor accused of assaulting a student at a Colleton County elementary school.
The Colleton County Sheriff's Office arrested 21-year-old Johnny Leroy Singleton of Walterboro on Wednesday and charged him with third-degree assault and battery.
Singleton's arrest stems from an incident on Monday when a deputy responded to Northside Elementary School on 1929 Industrial Road in Walterboro.
According to Colleton Co. investigators, the incident started when a verbal argument began involving Singleton and a 5th grade male student.
Authorities say Singleton pushed the student in the "lower jaw area of the face."
Colleton County authorities say law enforcement was notified of the incident by one of the victim's parents.