Loudoun Co. teacher accused of inappropriate contact with student

A Loudoun County sheriff's cruiser is seen here in Sterling, Virginia, Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)(AP/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)

An elementary school teacher with Loudoun County Public Schools was arrested Friday after the sheriff’s office said he had inappropriate contact with a student.

Robert A. Skiffington, 64, of Centreville, Virginia, has been charged with simple assault and battery, a misdemeanor, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said.

An investigation found that the second grade teacher at Sugarland Elementary School in Sterling kissed a student on the cheek and mouth multiple times during the past school year.

After a May 15 report about the inappropriate contact, school staff contacted the school resource officer.

The sheriff’s office said Skiffington was released on a $3,500 unsecured bond.

Teta Alim

Teta Alim is a Digital Editor at WTOP. Teta's interest in journalism started in music and moved to digital media.

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