Chesterfield Police have arrested a Chesterfield County Public Schools teacher’s aide in relation to the assault of an exceptional education student at Robious Middle School, 2701 Robious Crossing Drive, on Tuesday, Feb. 2.
Police were notified of the incident on Friday, Feb. 5, after video of the assault was discovered on another faculty member’s cell phone. The assault was captured on video by another exceptional education student, who happened to be handling the phone at the time of the incident.
Celina Deas-Durant, 48, of the 100 block of Poe Street in Richmond, was arrested without incident on Friday, Feb. 5, and charged with misdemeanor assault. Police said Deas-Durant pinched the victim, a 12-year-old female, on her arm and caused bruising.