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Ex-teacher who threw hammer gets community service

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A state judge ordered former Kailua High School teacher David Izumi today to perform 500 hours of community service for throwing a hammer that hit one of his students.

The judge also ordered Izumi to pay a $2,000 fine, $190 for medical expenses the student incurred and to attend anger management training.

A Honolulu district court judge in Kaneohe granted Izumi’s request for a deferral of his no contest plea to misdemeanor assault, meaning if If Izumi stays out of trouble for a year, he can ask to have the assault charge removed from his record.

The prosecutor had asked the judge to convict Izumi and sentence him to the maximum one-year jail term.

The student sustained an injury to his head in April that required four stitches.

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