Bradenton Teacher Accused of Attacking Student

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- A Bradenton teacher is in jail following his arrest on child abuse charges.
Authorities say 31-year-old Colby Cadwell is accused of throwing a 13-year-old student to the ground and physically tossing him out of the classroom earlier this week. He was scheduled to appear in court on Friday.
Cadwell is a teacher at Horizons Academy, an alternative school in Bradenton. The school district placed him on administrative leave, pending an investigation.
Manatee County Sheriff's spokesman Dave Bristow says a video that shows a portion of the incident is "quiet revealing."
According to a sheriff's office report, the victim flinched at another student like he might hit him. Caldwell then grabbed the victim, threw him to the floor and then threw him out of the classroom.


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