Teacher spanking trial today in Virginia Beach
Today, the trial for a former Virginia Beach teacher will get underway.
He’s accused of spanking a student.
Michael Shanklin was a math teacher at Landstown High. Police say it was during that time when he sexually assaulted a student.
Former Landstown High School teacher Michael Shanklin will face a judge again today. This time, for his felony abduction and sexual battery charges.
Virginia Beach police say Shanklin, who was a math teacher, spanked a female student during an after school tutoring session.
Investigators say the student failed to complete an assignment, so Shanklin hit her with a belt several times.
Prosecutors say Shanklin locked the teenager in the classroom, even blocking the windows.
Authorities say the student left and told a school nurse. That’s how the investigation began.
Shanklin was already convicted in March – of misdemeanor sexual battery – related to this case.
Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates as they are released.