DeKalb County school teacher charged with battery

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A DeKalb County school teacher faces battery charges and school officials confirm the incident in question involved a student.

Officials say the ordeal happened Friday at Miller Grove Middle School.

Parents say their children witnessed a confrontation in the cafeteria between 45-year-old math teacher Kendrick Monroe and a seventh grade student.

Official say Monroe was removed from school that day and booked into the DeKalb County Jail.

He's now reportedly on paid administrative leave.