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Bradenton teacher accused of attacking student


A Manatee County teacher is in jail following his arrest on child abuse charges.

Authorities say 31-year-old Colby Cadwell is accused of throwing a 13-year-old student to the ground and physically tossing him out of the classroom this week. He was scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

Cadwell is a teacher at Horizons Academy, an alternative school in Bradenton. The Manatee school district placed him on administrative leave, pending an investigation.

Sheriff's spokesman Dave Bristow says a video that shows a portion of the incident is "quiet revealing."

According to a sheriff's office report, the teen flinched at another student like he might hit him. Caldwell then grabbed teen, threw him to the floor and threw him out of the classroom.

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