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Teacher of the Year arrested and charged with abusing student

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A Duval Schools English teacher who was just named Teacher of the Year at Darnell-Cookman Middle/High has been charged with a count of child abuse against a student at the school.

Caroline Melanie Lee, 60, was arrested Friday.

The arrest came after a student said Lee called her into her classroom to speak privately and allegedly struck her on the face, causing a bloody nose, according to a Duval Schools Police report.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.