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Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017

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.