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Starmont teacher charged with assault after allegedly biting student

Edgewood, IA – An employee of the Starmont Community School District in northeast Iowa is charged with assaulting a student.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to investigate a report by school officials of an alleged assault by a teacher against a student on March 16th.

The criminal complaint filed in Fayette County District Court says 49-year old Anita Smith of Edgewood allegedly grabbed a 16-year-old student’s arm during class and bit it. The bite left a red mark, some bruising and teeth marks. Smith told investigators that she was role-playing when the incident occurred.

Smith had been placed on administrative leave during the investigation. She will appear in court on the assault charge at a later date.

Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.

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