GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A retired Indiana teacher who pleaded guilty to grabbing a 15-year-old student and slapping him across the face in a school hallway has been sentenced to one year of probation.
An Elkhart County judge sentenced 62-year-old Michael Hosinski to one year in prison on Thursday, with the sentence suspended to one year of probation.
Hosinski pleaded guilty in June to a misdemeanor charge of battery causing moderate injury.
He was a sociology teacher at Jimtown High School when he slapped a student in February, causing the youth’s head to hit a wall.
Hosinski was originally fired by the Baugo Community Schools, but the school board approved his retirement shortly afterward.