Teacher arrested following report of assault at Opelika school

Updated: Dec. 12, 2019 at 12:31 PM EST
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OPELIKA, Ala. (WTVM) - An Opelika teacher has been arrested in connection to a report of an assault of a student at Carver Primary School.

60-year-old Gwendolyn Ingram was arrested and charged with third-degree assault in connection to the incident on Dec. 11 at approximately 3:00 p.m.

On Dec. 9, OPD received a complaint from a parent of a student at Carver Primary School that their child has been assaulted by a school staff member.

An investigation in conjunction with Opelika City Schools and the Department of Human Resources was immediately launched.

Opelika City Schools Director of Public Relations Becky Brown confirmed that Ingram is an employee at Carver Primary School and has been placed on administrative leave.

According to the school’s website, Ingram is a special education teacher.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact the OPD Detective Division at 334-705-5220.

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