A Cleveland Middle School teacher has been placed on unpaid leave after he was charged with domestic assault, Cleveland City Schools announced Monday.
Jeffrey Robinson, 37, is accused of assaulting his 36-year-old girlfriend at her Cleveland home Sunday morning and leaving the woman with a "visible laceration and quarter-sized lump on her forehead," according to a report written by a deputy with the Bradley County Sheriff's Office.
Robinson was booked on $1,500 bond Sunday and scheduled to be arraigned Monday. His first hearing is set for Sept. 3.
He worked for Cleveland City Schools in the 2007-08 year and was re-employed by the system in 2011, according to a statement.
"This is a legal investigation, and we will wait to hear from the courts before taking any permanent action," Cleveland City Schools director Martin Ringstaff said in a statement. "The safety and well-being of our students is our No. 1 concern."
The victim told an officer that Robinson had stolen her vehicle, which was registered to Robinson, and left her house before returning in a different vehicle, assaulting her and running into the woods behind her house.
The officer could not find Robinson, but issued a warrant for his arrest because of the visible signs that an assault had occurred.