Last month, a teaching assistant at Glen Forrest Elementary School in Baileys Crossroads was spotted assaulting a student with a disability.
Fairfax County Police Department detectives served a warrant for simple assault after 36-year-old Alexandria resident Meredith Capetz surrendered herself to adult detention last night (Tuesday), the department reported this morning.
Another Glen Forest employee witnessed Kapetz attack a student on Dec. 8, police said.
The FCPD said “the employee immediately reported the assault to school administrators.” “Cops were informed of the incident that evening. Detectives conducted numerous interviews.”
A detective on the child abuse unit at the department obtained a warrant yesterday. After being served, Kapet was released on an unsecured bond.
According to the FCPD, anyone with additional information about the incident should contact the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 3, call 1-866-411-TIP or Submit anonymous tips from Crime Solvers online.
This is the fifth reported assault on a student with a disability by an FCPS employee in 2022. A Dogwood Elementary School assistant was arrested for assaulting him in September, and a special education teacher at Marshall High School was arrested last month for his two assaults on a student. .
The school bus employee who allegedly assaulted students in Fort Belvoir and Vienna last year is no longer employed by the FCPS.
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