- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) - A Kingsport teacher has been charged after police say he allegedly pushed and grabbed an 11-year-old student.

The Kingsport Times-News (https://bit.ly/1QPfy21 ) reports 36-year-old Scott Davenport was booked into the city jail Wednesday and released on bond. He is charged with two counts of simple assault.

Police say the alleged incident occurred on Sept. 16 at John Sevier Middle School.

Police say camera footage from inside Davenport’s class allegedly shows Davenport grabbing the boy and pushing him to the floor. Authorities say a teaching assistant notified school administrators of the alleged incident.

Kingsport City Schools spokesman Andy True says Davenport was suspended the day of the alleged incident and resigned the following day.

It isn’t immediately clear if Davenport has an attorney.

Davenport’s next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 14.

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Information from: Kingsport Times-News, https://www.timesnews.net

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