Slidell Police have charged a St. Tammany Parish Public School employee with simple battery, after allegedly striking a student with a meter stick.
The incident occurred on Monday, March 1, 2021, at Little Oak Middle school. A papa-professional, identified as 66-year-old, Terry B. Pratts of Slidell, allegedly struck a student with meter stick during dismissal time. School administrators, and the school resource officer, immediately began an investigation into the matter. As a result of the investigation, the para-professional was charged the following day with Simple Battery.