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VA BEACH -- Police say a teacher used a belt to spank a student at Landstown High School.

Michael David Shanklin Jr., 37, felt the girl needed to be punished for not completing an assignment, according to investigators.

The student had stayed after school on January 18 for a tutoring lesson.

Police say the girl left the classroom and reported the incident to the school nurse and that prompted an investigation.

According to the Landstown Website, Shanklin is a math teacher.

Shanklin, who lives on Hunters Run Trail, is charged with abduction and sexual abuse of a minor.

He was arraigned Thursday morning and informed the court he'd hired an attorney, Commonwealth's Attorney spokeswoman Macie Pridgen told WVEC.com.

A bond hearing is set for Friday in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Pridgen added.

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