A Starmont school employee has been charged with assaulting a student.
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says they were notified by school officials on Friday of an alleged assault between a teacher and a student that happened at the school on March 16th.
The school completed their level one investigation and then turned all findings over to the Sheriff’s Office for a criminal investigation.
Following their investigation, the Sheriff’s Office has filed assault charges on a school employee, 49-year old Anita Smith of Edgewood.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Fayette County District Court, Smith allegedly grabbed a 16-year-old student’s arm during class and bit it. The bite caused a red mark and some bruising, leaving teeth marks.
Smith told investigators that she was role-playing when the incident occurred.
Smith had been placed on administrative leave during the investigation. She will appear in court at a later date to enter her plea.
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