Loudoun Co. substitute teacher charged with assault of student

A substitute teacher working in a Leesburg, Virginia, high school has been charged with assaulting a student.

Hans Mirzaei, 68, of Leesburg, has been charged with one misdemeanor count of assault and battery, Leesburg police said Monday. He was issued a summons on Sunday and released.



The police said the resource officer at Tuscarora High School received a report on Sept. 16 that Mirzaei had forcefully removed a student from a classroom at around 2 p.m. The school system removed Mirzaei from the building, as per their policy, the police said. The teenage student did not report any injuries, and Mirzaei was charged following a police investigation.

The police are asking anyone with more information about the incident to call Officer M. Hackney at 703-771-4500 or email mhackney@leesburgva.gov. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). You can also text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin your message with LPDTIP.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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