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Fuquay-Varina High teacher hits student with car

Posted December 8, 2010 9:05 a.m. EST
Updated December 8, 2010 6:30 p.m. EST

— A student was hit by a car driven by a teacher in front of Fuquay-Varina High on Wednesday morning, according to Susan Weiss, public information officer for the town.

Around 7 a.m., teacher Robert Ken Lee, 51, of Raleigh, hit  Jorge Chavarria, 18, with his car in the 100 block of North Broad Street.

Chavarria was taken to WakeMed Hospital where he was listed in critical condition. 

Chavarria is a junior at the school. Lee is a career and technical education teacher and works with economically disadvantaged students.

The accident is under investigation. No charges have been filed. 

Some students on campus told WRAL News that gas station across the street from the school is a common location for students to hang out before classes begin. It is unknown if Chavarria was walking from there when he was hit. 

Anyone who witnessed the accident should call police at 919-552-1422.