On Friday, Dec. 2, Fairfax County Police arrested and charged special education teacher Amy Bonzano on two counts of assault.
The teacher was allegedly witnessed assaulting a student on Sept. 28, by a staff member who reported the assault. On Oct. 13, police were notified of the event and opened an investigation.
During an investigation into the school, another teacher reported witnessing a similar event by the same teacher six months prior, but the event was never reported.
In a schoolwide email from principal Litz on Dec. 2, Litz discussed the effect on the community.
“As educators, we are entrusted with the well-being of the children in our care every day,” Litz said. “It deeply affects us when someone appears to have broken that trust.”
Litz said the charged teacher was placed on administrative leave as well as the staff member who witnessed but did not report the previous incident.
“Please contact Fairfax County Police Major Crimes Bureau if you have any information you would like to share at 703-246-7800, option 4,” Litz said.