Temporary teacher accused of striking Va. student

A temporary teacher at an elementary school in Prince William County, Virginia, faces assault and battery charges after an 8-year-old student was struck.

It happened Thursday at Fannie W. Fitzgerald Elementary School in Woodbridge. According to Prince William County police, the boy was in a classroom with 44-year-old Eman Mohammed Alkindi and school staffers.

At one point, the 8-year-old spat at Alkindi, police said, and he responded by “smacking the victim in the face before exiting the classroom.”

The other staffers reported the incident to school administrators, and the Woodbridge man was charged the following day.

No court date has been set.

Jack Pointer

Jack contributes to WTOP.com when he's not working as the afternoon/evening radio writer. In a previous life, he helped edit The Dallas Morning News and Chicago Tribune.

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