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D.C. Substitute Teacher Accused of Assaulting 11-Year-Old Student

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A substitute teacher has been arrested and charged with assaulting a sixth-grader at a Northeast D.C. elementary school last November.

The Washington Post reports Georgette Takideu, 47, of Hyattsville allegedly told the 11-year-old boy, “You should die young” and drove his head into a desk.

Police tell The Post that the boy was treated at a local hospital and that his mother says her son suffered a concussion.

The alleged incident occurred Nov. 13 at the Noyes Education Campus in the Brookland neighborhood. Police say multiple students made complaints to school administrators reporting that the teacher had repeatedly knocked on the student’s head “as if someone were knocking on a door.”

Takideu told police that students were throwing paper wadded together with spit at her, which she said caused a disruption, the Post reports. When the sixth-grader who was allegedly assaulted refused to stop throwing paper, she placed her hand on his head and told him to sit.

Court documents obtained by The Post show that Takideu denied hitting or harming the child.

Takideu was charged with assault and cruelty to children, according to The Post, and was freed pending a D.C. Superior Court hearing scheduled for Jan. 31.

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