Keith Sherman, music teacher at Monroe-Woodbury Middle School, under fire for allegedly slapping boy

An Orange County middle school teacher is under fire for allegedly slapping an eighth-grade boy across the face. According to the boy’s parents, 65-year-old Keith

Keith Sherman allegedly slapped a student without warning after overhearing him curse among friends in the hallway.

Keith Sherman allegedly slapped a student without warning after overhearing him curse among friends in the hallway. (2/28/14)

CENTRAL VALLEY - An Orange County middle school teacher is under fire for allegedly slapping an eighth-grade boy across the face.

According to the boy’s parents, 65-year-old Keith Sherman slapped their son without warning after overhearing him curse among friends in the hallway.

The boy's parents claim the veteran teacher was approved to retire from Monroe-Woodbury Middle School at the end of the year, but now, after allegedly striking their son, he has been put on paid leave.

The district says the allegations are being handled as a personnel matter, and Woodbury police say no charges will be filed because the student was not physically injured.

The district is also reportedly meeting with the student's parents next week, who say Keith Sherman's future at the school will be decided during a March 19 board meeting.

Sherman has taught music at the school for 33 years.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12's Cefaan Kim suffered a fractured nose 1 4 teenagers arrested in attack on News 12 reporter CeFaan Kim
2 Westchester/Hudson Valley Sportscast, March 24
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 25: (L-R) Chinese President 3 A look back at Michelle Obama's fashion
Cops say the driver was speeding when he 4 Dylan Bixler, slams into telephone pole on Farragut Avenue in Hastings
The giraffe was born Friday at the Leo 5 Endangered giraffe born in Greenwich

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE