Teacher arrested for assaulting student

Richard Williams, photo courtesy of the Florence County Detention Center

Richard Williams, 46, has been charged with Assault and Battery Third Degree after deputies say he assaulted a student following a verbal altercation at Timmonsville High School, where he teaches.

The incident was investigated by the Florence County Sheriff's Office and resulted in Williams' arrest.

He's been released from the Florence County Detention Center on bond.

We called the Superintendent of the Timmonsville School District to get a statement on Williams' arrest, but he has yet to return our calls.