A Halifax County teacher has been charged with child abuse after throwing an object at a child in class causing serious injury and permanent damage according to local law enforcement.
Willie Hawkins, age 28, was arrested on October 12th and charged with child abuse and inflicting serious injury.
Hawkins was given only a $1,500 bond and was remanded to the Halifax County Detention Center. His next court appearance will be November 7.
The Halifax County sheriff’s office said he threw a blunt object at a student, hitting the child in the face.
Chief Deputy Scott Hall said it was not yet known what was thrown or why Hawkins threw the object, but that it was a “blunt object” and that the child required medical attention and permanent damage was caused to the child’s face.
Hawkins was a teacher at Enfield Middle School. It is unclear if Hawkins was fired or if he was allowed to resign. The school has not responded for comment yet.