Bossier Schools employee arrested for alleged battery of student with special needs

Nichole Pope, 42.
Nichole Pope, 42.(Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 13, 2021 at 4:02 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 13, 2021 at 10:37 PM CDT
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BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KSLA) - A Bossier Parish Schools employee has been arrested for alleged battery of a student who has special needs.

Detectives received a report from a school employee that Nichole Pope, a 42-year-old paraprofessional at Kingston Elementary, was seen striking a student while working a summer program at the Benton school.

The employee alerted school administrators of the incident and an investigation began.

Following an investigation by Bossier sheriff’s detectives, Pope was arrested and booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility on two counts of cruelty to the infirmed. The Shreveport woman now is out on bond, which was set at $50,000.

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