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A Former Enfield Middle School teacher was arrested Friday and charged with child abuse inflicting serious injury, according to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

What prompted the alleged assault, Chief Deputy Scott Hall said this evening, is undetermined.

Willie Hawkins

He did say Willie Hawkins, 28, of Enfield, reportedly threw a blunt object at a student which required medical attention and caused permanent damage to the child’s face.

Hall declined to disclose what was thrown at the child.

Hall said the matter was reported to the school several months ago and Detective L.E. Mann began an investigation which shortly after resulted in her obtaining a warrant for his arrest, which was executed Friday.

Hall said in a statement on the matter the assault occurred when the object was thrown at the student and struck the child in the face.

Hawkins received a $1,500 bond and has a November 7 court date.