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ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens teacher is facing battery charges for allegedly bruising two children.

Laura McKown is a teacher at South Jackson Elementary.

According to the police report, a 6-year-old told his parents that McKown grabbed his arm and pulled him out of his chair.

A 5-year-old also told his family that she grabbed his arm and pinched it.

The school district isn't commenting on the case, but a number of parents are rallying behind the arrested teacher.

Beth Ann Carson started a Facebook page called "We Love McKown." Many of the parents in that class told us that McKown is a great teacher, and the whole thing is a misunderstanding.

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