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Teacher's aid at St. Agatha-St. Aloysius school on leave for alleged physical abuse

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Posted at 4:16 PM, Mar 30, 2021

CLEVELAND — A teacher's aid at St. Agatha-St. Aloysius School has been placed on administrative leave for an alleged incident involving abuse, according to the Diocese of Cleveland.

"Today police responded to an allegation that one of our teachers engaged in physically abusive behavior," the diocese's executive communications director, deacon Jim Armstrong, said in a statement. He later clarified that it was a teacher's aid.

News 5 has reached out to Cleveland police for more information.

Cleveland EMS said that a 4-year-old boy was transported from the school's address to Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in "stable condition."

St. Agatha-St. Aloysius is a Pre-K through 8 school on the eastern edge of Cleveland's Glenville neighborhood.

"We take allegations of this nature very seriously," the diocese statement said. "The accused teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation by civil authorities.

"At St. Agatha-St. Aloysius School in Cleveland, the wellbeing and safety of our students is our top priority."

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