GRPS investigates allegation that teacher choked student

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Public Schools officials are investigating an allegation that a Kent Hills Elementary School teacher choked a student.

The boy told his mother who then contacted the school and says nothing was done. But when 24 Hour News 8 reached out to the district, a spokesperson says an investigation began Sunday. 

The teacher, Robert Spaeth, is now on paid leave until the investigation is complete.

Spaeth was accused of something similar with another student last year. GRPS investigated and determined that there was not enough evidence to amount to assault. However, the investigation did find that Spaeth acted unprofessional and "disciplinary action" was taken. 

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