A support worker at a North Vancouver elementary school is temporarily off the job and police are investigating after the employee allegedly slapped a student last week.
The Grade 5 student was allegedly struck at Norgate Elementary on Dec. 9.
RCMP Corp. Geoff Harder says it occurred on school grounds.
“We spoke with all witnesses and all parties involved and are assessing whether or not the elements of an assault are present.”
A letter sent home to parents says the employee in question won’t return to work until the investigation is complete.
Harder says the student wasn’t hurt.