Teacher arrested for allegedly beating his kids

January 28, 2011 7:40:21 AM PST
Grants police say a high school teacher has been arrested after he allegedly beat two of his children with a stick inside a locker room at Grants High School. KRQE-TV reports police arrested 27-Year old Armando Melendez Thursday and booked him on two counts of child abuse and one count of tampering with evidence.

An arrest warrant says the 8-year old boys were playing basketball in the high school gym after school hours last week.

The warrant, according to the television station, says Melendez took the boys into the locker room and spanked them with a metal stick he found at the school.

The arrest warrant does not say why Melendez was angry at his kids.