NEWPORT BEACH ( — A Corona del Mar High School teacher was put on paid leave in the wake of a physical altercation with a student.

The alleged “battery involving a teacher and a juvenile” happened earlier this year, according to Jennifer Manzella of the Newport Beach Police Department.

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The unidentified drama teacher was placed on leave June 5, said Laura Boss of the Newport Mesa Unified School District.

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The investigation is ongoing.

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