TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma - Daniel Watson, a Muskogee elementary teacher, was arrested last week for child abuse, according to the Cherokee County Detention Center. Muskogee Now reports Watson is a teacher at Irving Elementary.

Family members said the victim is a special needs 4-year-old who was spanked for getting out of bed too many times during the night, leaving bruises, according to the website.

That has not been confirmed by law enforcement. News On 6 is working to learn more about the arrest and will update this story as more information is confirmed.