A teaching assistant in Loudoun County, Virginia, accused of striking a child in a classroom was arrested and charged, authorities say.
Joshua F. Simons, 34, turned himself in on Tuesday to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. He was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor.
Personnel at Belmont Ridge Middle School in Leesburg told a school resource officer on Feb. 8 that Simons hit a student, the sheriff's office said.
The child suffered minor injuries. Authorities did not release any further information about the child in an effort to protect the student's identity.
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Simons, of Charles Town, West Virginia, was released from jail on a personal recognizance bond.