Teacher charged with battery

February 10, 2010

An Eastern Hancock County school teacher has been suspended with pay and charged with battery. Middle school teacher Steve Hilton is accused of inappropriately touching seven of his young students. The girls, ages 11 and 12, told investigators that Hilton would cause them pain by pushing on their pressure points. They say he touched their buttocks and even turned one upside down in a trash can. Hilton was released from jail Tuesday after posting a $1,500 bond.