Fairfax County Teacher Charged With Assault of Student

Anne Perry, of Springfield, charged with misdemeanor assault

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    A Fairfax County teacher has been charged with misdemeanor assault, according to a letter that went home with Annandale High School students Friday.

    Anne Perry, of Springfield, was hired by Fairfax County Public Schools in 2000 as a special education teacher.

    Perry, 64, received a summons Tuesday regarding an alleged incident March 12. As it was a releasable charge, she was never taken into custody but is due in court May 15.

    The letter did not specify what happened.

    "The arrest was in connection with an incident involving one of our students," the letter reads in part. "....This is an unfortunate episode and certainly is not indicative of the wonderfully talented and professional staff we have assembled at Annandale High School."

    Perry has been placed on administrative leave.