High school teacher accused of verbally, physically assaulting student

OCEAN SHORES -- School officials placed a North Beach High School teacher on paid administrative leave following a complaint from a parent that the educator verbally and physically abused a student in class.

Stan Pinnick, the North Beach School District Superintendent in Ocean Shores, confirmed that a teacher was put on leave -- as is standard procedure -- after a parent called Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office to report abuse of a student.

The alleged incident occurred Friday, Pinnick said, and involved mostly verbal and possible physical abuse. The Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

A call to the sheriff's office has not yet been returned.

Q13 FOX News is not naming the teacher, as they have not been charged with a crime.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.