WA teacher cleared after restraining pupil

A West Australian associate principal filmed physically restraining a student has been cleared to return to work.

A West Australian associate principal filmed pinning down a student while breaking up a brawl has been reinstated.

Eaton Community College associate principal Grant Walton was suspended following the March incident but on Wednesday Education Department Director General Lisa Rodgers said he could return and receive extra training.

"As I mentioned earlier in the week, the community has really gotten behind Mr Walton - and indeed the wider teaching profession - and I look forward to seeing him back at work," she said in a statement.

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