Walter Benny, 50, a substitute teacher in Cochise County, was arrested May 10 for allegedly assaulting a student. Read more here.

A 50-year-old substitute teacher in Cochise County was arrested for allegedly assaulting a student Friday afternoon, officials say.

Walter Benny was teaching at the Coronado School, south of Sierra Vista, when Cochise County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched at around 1 p.m. for a possible assault. 

Deputies then found Benny who was experiencing a medical issue, officials said. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The specific health issue was not released.

After further investigation, deputies learned that Benny allegedly assaulted a 14-year-old boy in class before experiencing the medical issue. 

Benny was taken to Cochise County Jail after his release from the hospital.

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The investigation is ongoing. 

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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.