Teacher Arrested for Head Butting Student

03/18/15


WHEN: April 5, 10 a.m.

WHERE: 1730 Maritime Boulevard, Tampa

SUSPECT: William Chaney, 11/15/78, 12420 Cederfield Drive, Riverview

CHARGES: Child abuse

VICTIM: 13 year old, B/M

DETAILS: A child protective investigator requested TPD's assistance with her investigation regarding the child abuse incident. The victim was in class "horsing around" when the suspect (his teacher) head butted him two times. After the first head butt, the victim stated that it didn't hurt him, so the teacher head butted him a second time. The victim did not report the incident to the school or his mother. Another teacher reported the incident to the administration and the school called the Child Abuse Hotline.

Irene Thomas
TPD PIO
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