Va. teacher arrested for allegedly touching a student

WASHINGTON — A Springfield, Virginia teacher has been arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery in connection with an incident in a Fairfax County public school.

Eric D. Pittelkau, 64, was arrested Friday afternoon. On Dec. 18, he allegedly touched a 16-year-old female student in an inappropriate manner.

Pittelkau turned himself in Friday around 5 p.m. and was served with a summons releasable warrant. Pittelkau is a teacher with Fairfax County Public Schools.

Call Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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