Marion teacher arrested for assaulting student

Michael Sved (Marion County Detention Center)

A Marion teacher has been arrested on charges of assaulting a student.

Michael Sved is charged with third degree assault and battery after police say he threw items at his student at Marion Intermediate School, causing the items to hit the child in the chest.

The items he is accused of throwing were candy, according to a news release from Deborah Wimberly with Marion County School District Office of Public Relations and Special Projects.

In a release sent Wednesday afternoon, Wimberly said Sved "came to Marion County School District from Florence School District One. Marion County School District followed all required background and reference checks prior to hire."

She went on to say that he "is no longer at Marion Intermediate School or any other school in Marion County School District."

On Tuesday she said he had been placed on administrative leave from the Marion County School District.

The Marion County school board met Tuesday night and Sved's status with the district might have been discussed at that meeting.

According to Marion Police Chief Dewayne Tennie, Sved was in court Tuesday afternoon for a bond hearing. He was released on a $1,087.50 bond, according to Marion County Detention Center records.

The assault allegations are currently under review by the school district and law enforcement.

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