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TPS employee charged with endangering children

Anthony Miller was arraigned Monday (Lucas County Booking Photo).

A Toledo Public Schools employee is on unpaid suspension after being charged with endagering children.

Anthony Miller, 45, is accused of physically harming a student at Robinson Achievement, an alternative school in the central city that assists children with bahavioral and mental health issues.

The alleged incident took place on January 26th as Miller, a TPS paraprofessional since 1999, led a student onto a school bus. The child reportedly suffered a fractured wrist during the altercation.

On Monday, Miller entered a plea of not guilty at his arraignment in the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas.

"The safety of our students is the top priority of Toledo Public Schools," said Deputy Superintendent Brian Murphy in a statement. "All allegations of staff wrongdoing are investigated fully and appropriate steps are taken when the investigation is concluded."

NBC 24 has learned that surveillance video captured the incident -- but because the footage is evidence in an active legal case, it is not being released publicly.

For similar reasons, the district is not addressing the specifics of the investigation.

"The district does not comment on ongoing legal issues nor on specific incidents involving students," Murphy said.

If convicted of all current charges, Miller could be facing as many as eight years in prison.

His next court apperance is scheduled for May 8th

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