MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) — A Manchester, New Hampshire teacher allegedly assaulted a 14-year-old student in a middle school classroom in late January.
Anita Lemay, 52, of Manchester, has been charged with one count of simple assault following an incident at Southside Middle School on Jewett Street on Jan. 29.READ MORE: Watch Live @ 8:30 am: Baker Visits Newburyport School's Pool COVID-19 Testing Program
The teen allegedly disrupted class while eating candy and refused to listen to Lemay, so she knocked the candy out of his hand and left a scratch on his wrist, police say.READ MORE: 582 At Massachusetts Schools Test Positive For COVID-19 In Last 2 Weeks
A paraprofessional saw what happened, removed the student from class and reported the incident to the principal, police said. The principal then told the school resource officer about the incident.
After speaking with Lemay, police determined that she made “unprivileged physical contact” with the teen. A warrant was issued, and she turned herself in to police at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.MORE NEWS: Friday Marks First Anniversary Of Boston Biogen Conference Super Spreader Event
No additional information was immediately available.