ARLINGTON -- A special education teacher at Handley Middle School in Fort Worth is facing a domestic assault charge after allegedly pushing a woman with a baseball bat, authorities said.
Corey Shepard, 34, was arrested on June 30 in Arlington after a woman flagged down an officer in the 1100 block of Waverly Drive and asked for help, police said. The woman told the officer she had been pushed down by the suspect, causing her to hurt her ankle, police said.
According to police, the victim told the officer she was pushed with a baseball bat during the assault.
Shepard was released from the Arlington jail on Friday after posting a $2,500 bond, police said. Shepard declined to comment after he was contacted on Wednesday.
The victim of the assault said on Wednesday that this was all just a misunderstanding and she wishes any mention of it would disappear.
The woman, who is not being identified because she is reported to be the victim, said Shepard is not a violent man and this was a rare occurrence, one that she does not want to impact his employment.
Fort Worth school district is investigating the incident.
"We don't know at this point what effect this might or might not have on his employment," said Clint Bond, a spokesman for the school district. "We are actually just in the beginning stages of our investigation. The office of professional standards will have to make a recommendation to the administration."
Mitch Mitchell, 817-390-7752