Portland teacher accused of pulling boy's hair

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Portland teacher has been placed on leave while the David Douglas School District investigates a complaint that he pulled a student's hair.

The mother of the 14-year-old boy told KGY (http://is.gd/7UtLB6) the teacher should be charged with assault.

The incident happened Thursday at Floyd Light Middle School as the boy was stepping down from bleachers after a verbal back-and-forth with the teacher.

The boy said the teacher said, "You know what, I'll help you" and grabbed his hair and pulled him around.

Police say an officer took a report.

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Information from: KGW-TV, http://www.kgw.com/