Bibb County Elementary School teacher arrested for being aggressive with students

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Bibb County sheriff’s deputies arrested 53-year-old Roger Clark and charged him with simple battery.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Authorities arrested a Bibb County elementary school teacher for aggressively handling two students. This comes from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies arrested 53-year-old Roger Clark on Tuesday and charged him with two counts of simple battery.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Clark teaches at L.H. Williams Elementary School in Macon.

Deputies say on Jan. 8, Clark “aggressively snatched” a 7-year-old student from his desk and held the student against the wall. Authorities say Clark then shoved the student to the ground. 

Also, Clark carried another 7-year-old student by his arms, held him against the wall, and later shoved him to the ground as well.

Deputies took Clark to the Bibb County Jail. They set his bond at $1,300.

We reached out to the Bibb County School District, and they made the following comments:

“As we always do when an incident involves the welfare of children, the school district coordinated with both the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and DFCS. Any decisions about legal charges are made by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Parents of the students involved were notified of the incident immediately. The safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority and we do not take any allegations of misconduct lightly.”

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.