Canfield teacher on leave, charged with domestic violence

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – A Canfield Village Middle School teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave following his Thanksgiving Day arrest for domestic violence.

Douglas Dawson, 47, of Canfield, is facing charges of domestic violence, resisting arrest and obstructing official business. Police said the arrest stems from a fight with his wife at their home.

Canfield Superintendent Alex Geordan said Dawson was immediately placed on leave and is not permitted on school grounds until the case is resolved.

According to a police report, Dawson, his wife and their children went to visit family near Pittsburgh and when they returned home, a fight ensued between Dawson and his wife over their oldest son’s behavior. Dawson’s wife told police he put her in a reverse headlock and was lying on top of her on the bed when their younger sons intervened.

The couple’s 12-year-old daughter called police, according to the report.

Officers had to use a Taser on Dawson because he was resisting arrest, the report states. At one point, Dawson shoved his body backward and forced the arresting officer into a glass china cabinet, the report states.

Dawson is free on bond and is due in Mahoning County Area Court in Canfield on Dec. 19.




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