WASHINGTON – Parents are angry after finding out that a substitute teacher has been charged with assault and cruelty to children for allegedly slamming a student’s head into a desk in November.
Georgette Takideu, 47, of Hyattsville, Md. is free pending a hearing in D.C. Superior Court on Jan. 31, The Washington Post reports.
The alleged assault occurred at the Noyes Education Campus in Northeast.
Children told the school’s principal Takideu was “knocking on [the victim’s] head as if someone were knocking on a door,” according to charging documents.
One student said the teacher told the 11-year-old boy, “You should die young.”
The child sustained a concussion, according to medical records produced by his mother.
Takideu told police the children were throwing spit balls and “causing a ton of confusion,” court documents say.
“A teacher is supposed to be a parent and take care of the a child,” parent Julius Tumushabe tells WJLA. “We trust our teachers with our children to be the parents when we’re not there.”