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Plattsburgh crossing guard on leave

Published: May. 4, 2021 at 11:02 PM EDT|Updated: May. 5, 2021 at 6:31 AM EDT
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PLATTSBURGH, NY (WCAX) - A Plattsburgh crossing guard who was just honored for his years of service is now under investigation and on leave.

Maurice Daniels, 60, the Stafford Middle School crossing guard, is shown in a video posted on Facebook striking a student at an intersection.

It’s unclear when the incident happened but the video was posted Tuesday.

WCAX News featured Daniels on Monday when he was honored for his nearly two decades of service to the community.

The Plattsburgh School District released a statement saying they are aware of the video posted on Facebook, and that crossing guards are employees of the Plattsburgh Police Department and they will bring it to their attention immediately.

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