LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. — An employee of Loudoun County Public Schools has been arrested and charged with the assault of a student.
Police say the behavioral assistant with LCPS was charged Tuesday after detectives initiated an investigation into a report that she had assaulted a student inside a classroom on two occasions.
A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officer at Lightridge High School was notified of the incidents by school personnel early on Nov. 14, 2022.
On Nov. 22, police arrested and charged Julie D. Hancher, 55, of Leesburg with two counts of assault for her alleged involvement. Further information on the juvenile involved will not be released in order to protect their identity, according to a news release.
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