YORK YOUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — On Nov. 17, the York County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an assault of a 6-year-old special needs student that occurred the day before at Mt. Vernon Elementary School, deputies said.

Courtesy: Newport News Sheriff’s Office

As a result of an investigation, Elizabeth Anne Sparr, 47, of Newport News was arrested in connection to the incident. Sparr is a teacher at Mt. Vernon Elementary School and is now charged with one count of assault and battery, officials said.

In accordance with the Code of Virginia, the principal notified Child Protective Services to initiate an investigation into a reported case of child abuse.

The teacher was immediately placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.

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