FARGO — A Fargo Public Schools teacher has been placed on administrative leave after a complaint says the teacher hit a student, according to a statement by Executive Assistant to the Superintendent AnnMarie Campbell.

The accusation claims that on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Centennial Elementary School, an altercation between a teacher and a student in the Early Childhood Special Education program led to the teacher hitting the student on the shoulder, Campbell says.

The teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave while the school investigates the alleged incident, according to the statement. They also say the Fargo Police Department is aware of the situation and is reviewing the allegation.

Fargo Public Schools expects its investigation to be finished by the middle of next week.