SAN ANTONIO (April 6, 2013)—Karl Nichols, a San Antonio elementary school teacher, has been charged with knowingly causing injury to a child after he was accused of slapping a 9-year-old girl in his third-grade class.
The offense is a third-degree felony.
Nichols was placed on leave.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit by San Antonio school district police, Nicholas was accused of slapping the girl during class Monday at Stewart Elementary School after she was unruly.
School district spokeswoman Leslie Price says officials worked quickly to remove Nicholas from the class after the accusations against him were made.