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Standard Middle School teacher charged with two counts of battery

Teacher on paid administrative leave
Posted at 2:25 PM, Jan 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-09 17:32:36-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A Standard Middle School teacher has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of battery on a person.

On Friday, January 4, two misdemeanor counts of battery on a person were filed against Shannon Robinson. Robinson was arrested in November for 28 misdemeanor counts of willful cruelty to a child and two counts of battery.

In November, Paul Meyers, Superintendent of Standard School District, confirmed with 23ABC that Shannon Leslie Robinson had been working at Standard Middle School since August as a 6th grade teacher. The district released this statement in November after Robinson's arrest:

Late Friday afternoon a sixth grade teacher at Standard Middle School was arrested by the Kern County Sheriff's Department with allegations that the teacher physically struck a student. Upon learning of the allegation, administration immediately contacted law enforcement and cooperated with their investigation. The teacher is currently on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the Sheriff Department's investigation and the court process. A substitute teacher has been assigned to the classroom and our school counselors will provide additional support to students. Our students and parents can rest assured that the safety of our students is of the utmost importance and we will not tolerate any altercations between staff and students. We will continue to work closely with law enforcement as the legal process moves forward.

Today, the Standard School District told 23ABC that Robinson is still an employee with the district. The district says she is currently on paid administrative leave.