Georgette Takideu, substitute teacher, accused of assaulting 11-year-old student
Updated: January 9, 2014 - 06:01 pm
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - A substitute teacher at a D.C. elementary school has been accused of slamming a student's head into a desk last November.
As first reported by the Washington Post, Georgette Takideu, a 47-year-old Hyattsville woman, told an 11-year-old 6th grader at the Noyes Education Campus that he should "die young" and pushed his head into a desk.
Officials say she Takideu turned herself into authorities Wednesday and has been charged with felony assault.
Court documents obtained by the Post indicate that Takideu denied hitting or harming the child. The boy's mother says that her son suffered a head injury.
Parents at Noyes were just learning about the case Thursday even though the allegations stepm from November. The documents say that multiple students went to school administrators to say that the teacher had repeatedly knocked on the student's head "as if someone were knocking on a door."
Needless today, the allegations make many parents uneasy.
"A teacher is supposed to be a parent and take care of the a child," parent Julius Tumushabe said. "We trust our teachers with our children to be the parents when we're not there.
A phone number listed for Takideu was disconnected when it was called Thursday afternoon. According to documents, she told investigators that kids in the classroom were throwing paper and causing a "ton of confusion."
The student who was allegedly assaulted was reluctant to stop causing a disruption, Takideu told officials.