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WICHITA FALLS – A Wichita Falls man is charged with child abuse after four teachers noticed bruising on a 6-year-old boy’s face.

Police were called to Jefferson Elementary in March after the possible abuse was reported.

Teachers who noticed the injury say the boy told them Anthony Ramirez, 24, slapped him because he got out of bed when he was supposed to be asleep.

The boy’s mother told police the boy got up about 9 p.m. and she took him to Ramirez for punishment.

The mother said about 5 minutes later the boy came to her crying and a tooth which had been loose was missing and bleeding.

Ramirez has bonded out of jail.