BEAUFORT — A science teacher at a South Carolina high school has resigned about two weeks after he was placed on leave for shooting a foam dart at a student.

The Beaufort Gazette reported that 29-year-old Jeffrey Baker resigned on Friday from Battery Creek High School. Beaufort County School District human resources officer Jacqueline Rosswurm said Baker did not give a specific reason.

A Sheriff's Office report stated that on Feb. 23, Baker fired a foam dart at a 14-year-old girl in a "joking manner." The report states the dart hit the girl's left shoulder, and she then slapped Baker with the back of her hand.

School district officials would not say if the girl was disciplined.