Former CCSD teacher reprimanded for ‘using inappropriate physical force’

Local News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The SC Board on Education has issued a public reprimand of Dirk Arnell Kemp, a former teacher at Morningside Middle School.

The Order of Public Reprimand stems from allegations of two 2019 incidents in which students “initiated physical altercations by grabbing [Kemp’s] arm.”

Kemp “failed to deescalate either situation and alleges he was defending himself by putting hands on the students.”

Neither of the students were seriously injured and Kemp was fired.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

DOWNLOAD THE APP!

WCBD News app graphic_1558160087567.png.jpg

Click for latest news and information

TRENDING HEADLINES