NC middle school psychologist accused of assaulting student

Dayle Kimball Rust, 53, charged with simple assault (Source: Monroe Police Department)

MONROE, N.C. (AP) – A middle school psychologist in Monroe has been charged with physically assaulting a student.

Monroe police tell local media outlets that 53-year-old Dayle Kimball Rust II turned himself in to police and has been arrested on a simple assault charge.

Police haven’t identified the student or provided details about the incident. Officers responded Thursday afternoon to Monroe Middle School and were informed that a 14-year-old student had been assaulted by a school staff member.

After police and the school district investigated, police issued an arrest warrant for Rust.

Rust is scheduled to appear in court on April 6.

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