tbo: Tampa Bay Online.
Thursday, Jun 21, 2018
  • Home

Bradenton teacher accused of attacking student

BRADENTON - 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.
Weather Center