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Teacher who shot student with Nerf dart quits job

A science teacher at Battery Creek High School resigned Friday, about two weeks after he was placed on paid leave for shooting a foam dart from a plastic Nerf gun at a student.

Jeffery Baker, 29, did not give a specific reason for his resignation, said Jacqueline Rosswurm, human resources services officer for the Beaufort County School District.

On Feb. 23, Baker fired a foam dart at a 14-year-old girl in a "joking manner," according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report.

The dart hit the girl's left shoulder. She then stood up and slapped Baker with the back of her hand, according to the report.

The mother of the girl said she wanted to pursue assault charges against Baker, the report said. As of Wednesday evening, no charges had been filed, according to the Beaufort County Detention Center jail log.

When contacted, Baker declined to comment.

"I'm not responding to this at all," he said.

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