Gilbert teacher accused of slapping student won't be charged

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Daniel Dunn By Jennifer Thomas Daniel Dunn By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- No criminal charges will be brought against a Gilbert High School teacher accused of assaulting a student in April.

Daniel Dunn was placed on administrative leave after he was arrested for allegedly slapping a 15-year-old student in the face with the back of his hand.

According to the police report, Dunn allegedly was yelling at a student in class when another student started to laugh. Dunn was accused of slapping the student who was laughing.

After Dunn's arrest, his lawyer told 3TV that it was an incidental-contact situation and that he did not intentionally touch the student.

Dunn won't be charged in the case, according to Gilbert town prosecutor Lynn Arouh.

The school is offering Dunn his job back.

Dunn is a popular teacher and former football coach.