A former San Antonio teacher accused of directing students to hit a schoolmate for being a bully has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.

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A former San Antonio teacher accused of directing students to hit a schoolmate for being a bully has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Cynthia Ambrose also was ordered Tuesday to serve two years’ probation. She was convicted in June of official oppression, a misdemeanor.

Prosecutors say the 44-year-old former kindergarten teacher at Salinas Elementary School told her students in May 2012 to line up and hit the 6-year-old boy so he knows “how it feels to be bullied.”

The San Antonio Express-News reports (http://bit.ly/1aoPkSt ) state District Judge Sid Harle said he wants to prevent Ambrose from teaching for two years, the maximum probation term allowed.

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He is allowing her to serve the jail sentence on work release or to report to the Bexar (bayr) County Jail on weekends.

Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com

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