Published: Jan 14, 2011 9:37 PM EST
Updated: Jan 14, 2011 6:37 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A substitute teacher at a Gulf coast elementary school was arrested and faces allegations he punched two students and pushed another.

Authorities say 55-year-old William Amory faces child abuse charges. Bail was set at a total of $30,000.

 According to authorities, he was substituting for a second grade class at Booker Elementary School last week when he became angry because he couldn't get the classroom's ActivBoard to work. They say he threw the remote control, yelled and cursed at the students.

Authorities say he then punched two students and pushed a third. The children told their regular teacher the next day, who then told the principal. Then authorities were alerted.

 It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.

--- Information from: Sarasota Herald-Tribune, http://www.herald-trib.com

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