Teacher Accused of Biting Student During Arm Wrestling Match

December 22, 2011 Updated Dec 22, 2011 at 3:54 PM EDT

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Teacher Accused of Biting Student During Arm Wrestling Match

December 22, 2011 Updated Dec 22, 2011 at 3:54 PM EDT

According to the Albany (N.Y.) Times Union, a 50-year-old fifth grade teacher was arrested and placed on leave after allegedly biting a female student on the forearm while participating in an arm wrestling match at school earlier this month.

Authorities said the bite left teeth marks and caused bruising, according to the Times Union story. The teacher is charged with a misdemeanor count of fifth-degree endangering the welfare of a child, according to the report.

Read the Times Union story HERE.