Marshall County Teacher on Leave after Arrest

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A Marshall County Schools teacher is on administrative leave after an arrest for domestic violence.

Pre-K teacher Jennifer Brooke Frazier is charged with third degree domestic violence, a misdemeanor.

Superintendent Tim Nabors said he received a phone call Monday morning from a concerned parent who said Frazier was in an altercation over the weekend.

"Our steps are to, first of all, find out exactly what's going on.  We're just following proper procedure," Nabors said.

Frazier was at work Monday, but after hearing of the arrest, Nabors placed her on administrative leave without pay.

"If nothing comes of it, then [Frazier] will be paid retroactive back," he said.

"But if something does come of it, we've done our due diligence and taken every step and protected the children and also protected the employee."

Nabors told WHNT News 19 he had not yet talked with law enforcement about the incident leading to the arrest, but wanted to talk with Frazier as well.

"We've got to hear both sides of the story.  We just want to make sure we get to the truth and that's what we're doing," Nabors said.

"We're just taking the proper steps to make sure everybody's taken care of and the person that's been accused has a fair chance to share their side of the story."

This is Frazier's eighth year at Union Grove Elementary, but Nabors said he did not want to comment on her at this time.

"We're still in an investigation and I don't want anything I say to be construed one way or the other."

Nabors expects the administrative leave to last two weeks while the school investigates.

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