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Coffee County elementary teacher charged with child abuse

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MANCHESTER, TN (WSMV) -

A Coffee County elementary teacher faces child abuse charges after witnesses came forward describing excessive bruises on the teacher's daughter.

Officials with the Coffee County Sheriff's Department say 32-year-old Gary Wilson Hawkins was booked into the county jail Friday night.

The Sheriff's Department says the bruising was on the girl's buttocks and back.

Hawkins teaches at College Street Elementary School in Manchester.

Hawkins is out of jail on a $25,000 bond.  He is expected to appear in court Monday.

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