LEXINGTON, S.C. – A Lexington County middle school teacher has been charged in connection with the assault of a student.

Brenda Dean Inabinette

Brenda Dean Inabinette, 58, is charged with third-degree assault and battery, according to an arrest warrant.

“The student in this case reached out to an assistant principal at White Knoll Middle School to share what happened between him and Inabinette last Thursday,” Koon said. “The student said he accidentally went back to the wrong classroom after a trip to the restroom and that prompted the encounter with Inabinette.”

Inabinette grabbed the student’s ID lanyard while it was around his neck and said, “You make me want to strangle you,” according to the warrant.

The assistant principal described the student as “physically and emotionally shaken,” according to the warrant.

Inabinette turned herself in at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department headquarters Tuesday morning. She is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center.