(DAILY MAIL) — An Indiana special education teacher has been fired for allegedly slapping a student.

The teacher, 42-year-old Gail Marie Huff, was fired from Attica Elementary School after a unanimous vote by the five-member school board to cancel her employment contract.

Huff says she did nothing wrong.

“I’m innocent,” Huff told the local news station, WLFI.com. “Child Protective Services investigated, they found the case to be unsubstantiated. But, for some reason the school board has decided that they find me guilty, even though CPS is the one to investigate child abuse cases and they found me innocent.”

Huff says the accusations stem from an incident where she tried to scold a student for spitting in her classroom.

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