Teacher Accused Of Assaulting Student Is Barred From Anne Arundel Schools: Official
LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, MD - The substitute teacher accused of assaulting a student in Anne Arundel County is prohibited from teaching until the investigation finishes, a school spokesperson told Patch on Tuesday.
The spokesperson said the teacher was immediately barred from schools when officials heard the allegations.
Police on Friday accused 36-year-old Darien Corey Eaton of Baltimore of assaulting a 13-year-old male student. Court records show that Eaton was charged with second-degree assault, which is a misdemeanor.
Nobody was hurt in the encounter.
Eaton had been a substitute teacher for Anne Arundel County Public Schools since August. Officers said he was a long-term substitute at Lindale Middle School in Linthicum Heights, where the allegations were made.
"This allegation is beyond troubling and the school is working to support the student involved," AACPS spokesperson Bob Mosier told Patch in a Tuesday email. "Our school system took immediate action to help ensure the safety of the student involved and, potentially, other students while this matter is investigated thoroughly. A decision on Mr. Eaton’s future ability to be a substitute teacher will be made once the legal matters conclude."
Police said the school resource officer was called to an administrator's office on Sept. 22 to meet with a student who reported that a teacher had assaulted him.
The student and the teacher had an argument and the student took out his phone to call his father, police said.
Officers said the teacher took the phone, grabbed the collar of the student's sweatshirt and pushed him up against the wall.
Authorities said they applied for charges on Oct. 26 and a criminal summons was issued.
The Anne Arundel County Police Department said the summons was served last Wednesday.
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