Police charge Halls Head teacher after altercation with student

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POLICE have charged a 48-year-old Meadow Springs man with common assault after claims he was involved in an altercation with a student.

The teacher, from Halls Head Community College, allegedly grabbed a 13-year-old boy by the back of the neck and pushed him to the ground.

The incident was reported to police and the Department of Education is conducting its own investigation.

The man will appear in Mandurah Magistrates Court on September 19.