Clindon Middleton
Photo: Gainesville Police Department
Photo: Gainesville Police Department

Substitute teacher arrested on first day after allegedly grabbing students

A Gainesville man didn’t make it through his first day as a substitute teacher in a local middle school classroom, officials said.

Clindon Thomas Middleton, 29, was arrested Nov. 1 after he allegedly grabbed a student by the wrist and twisted the boy’s arm behind him, Gainesville police spokesman Kevin Holbrook told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

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Middleton was also accused of inappropriate contact with a second boy at Gainesville Middle School.

Nov. 1 was Middleton’s first day as a substitute and he won’t be back in the school system. He was booked into the Hall County jail on charges of simple battery and released on a $5,000 bond, Holbrook said.

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