Elementary school employee in Powhatan County accused of physically assaulting students




POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — An elementary school employee in Powhatan County is under investigation for allegedly physically assaulting multiple students. 

The Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office said the complaint was made on March 15 against an employee at Flat Rock Elementary School. The complaint was reported by both the parents of the students and the school district.

The sheriff’s office said in a release that, ‘the investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.’

Powhatan County Public Schools released the following statement Wednesday in regards to the allegations:

On Friday, March 15, Flat Rock Elementary School Administration received reports of physical contact of a student by a staff member.  This incident is being investigated by PCPS staff, led by the Department of Human Resources.  PCPS is also cooperating with the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Department in their investigation of the matter.  The staff member in question has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.  — PCPS

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