Former CCSD teacher reprimanded for ‘using inappropriate physical force’

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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.

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