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Tampa middle school teacher faces battery charges

TAMPA — An Orange Grove Middle School teacher was arrested Saturday after a child custody fight broke out in a supermarket parking lot, authorities said.

Carla Jimenez, 31, was in the dispute Saturday afternoon outside the Sweetbay at 805 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., a police report shows.

When the victim, who was not identified, tried to leave the parking lot in his car with the child, Jimenez reached in the open driver's side window and began hitting him, the report shows.

She faces a charge of battery domestic violence and burglary of a conveyance with assault or battery. She was released Sunday from the Hillsborough County Jail after posting $5,500 bail.

Jimenez teaches dance at Orange Grove Middle Magnet School, according to jail records.

Tampa middle school teacher faces battery charges 06/09/13 [Last modified: Sunday, June 9, 2013 8:02pm]
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